Still a dreamily surreal and weightless genre-splicing adventure 10 years later.
A collaboration with Malian artist Fatoumata Diawara.
The forthcoming single features slowthai and Slaves.
The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows is a “new, very personal piece” inspired by Albarn’s visits to Iceland over the last three decades.
“After this, poof. Done,” Albarn declared at The Netherlands’ Lowlands Festival.
“He doesn’t care,” Albarn remarked. “He’s just doing it to wind people up.”
From the project’s forthcoming EGOLI LP.
The Gorillaz bandleader brought dozens of Western and African musicians together for the project.
The British rocker says so-called selfie music is not sustainable” in our day and age.
The Britpop outfit performed “Tender”, “Song 2”, and the live debut of “Clover Over Dover”.
A full-length follow-up is due out this summer.
Performance clip was shot on iPhones and directed by bassist Paul Simonon.