By our entertainment editors
07 dec 2023 om 07:52
The return of rock band Blur was short-lived. Frontman Damon Albarn says the band’s comeback over the past year has been “too much” for him. “It’s time to wrap up our campaign,” he tells Les Inrockuptibles.
The band, known for hits such as Song 2, Parklife and Girls & Boys, reunited this year after an eight-year break. They released the album The Ballad of Darren and performed at various festivals and music venues, including June 27 at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.
“It’s too much for me,” Albarn says now. “I’m not saying I won’t do it again. It was a wonderful success, but I don’t dwell on the past.”
“It was the right thing to do and a huge honor to play these songs again, spend time with these guys, make an album, blah blah blah,” he said.
Albarn is currently working on an opera, which will be presented in Paris next year. He will also meet in India with cartoonist and artist Jamie Hewlett to “work on a new Gorillaz album”. In addition to Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon is also busy with other projects. With his other band The Waeve he is the support act for Elbow’s British tour.
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