Believe it or not, Damon Albarn’s debut solo album Everyday Robots is still a few weeks away from release. In anticipation, he continues to make the rounds, today performing a BBC Radio session at Maida Vale Studios. The setlist included breath-taking renditions of Blur’s “This is a Low” and “For Tomorrow”, which saw Albarn accompanied by a string quartet. Watch the replay below.
In related news, Albarn recently spoke on the future of Blur, as well as his other notable project, Gorillaz. In an interview with NME, he said the idea that Blur has played its final shows is “bullocks,” adding, “Everything is good between us all. I’m sure we’ll play again at some point. It’d be mad to go the rest of our life and never play any of those songs again.”
As for Gorillaz, Albarn said a new album “will almost definitely happen.” He added, “I could put a Gorillaz record out next week; I’ve got enough stuff I haven’t finished.” The project’s last release came in the form of 2011’s The Fall.
If that weren’t enough, Albarn also expressed interest in collaboration with longtime rival, Noel Gallagher, saying there’s a “distinct possibility at some point in the future” they’ll make a record together. “We’re talking. It’s not anything to get excited about yet,” he said. “I mean, he’s doing his thing. He’s finishing a new record. I’ve got my record coming out, but the principle of us making music together is something… you know, it would be fair to say, we have discussed it at least once.”
“This is a Low”: