Damon Albarn

Earlier this month, Damon Albarn bummed a lot of people out with a Guardian interview in which he claimed that Blur and Gorillaz, his two most successful musical projects, were probably pretty much done. More recently, though, Albarn gave another interview in which he claimed that this was not necessarily the case. If you needed any further proof that Damon Albarn operates on whim alone, there you have it.

Talking to Metro, Albarn calls the Guardian interview “an interesting take on a very long conversation.” He’d said that Blur had no future planned out after their show in London’s Hyde Park this August, but he tells Metro, “I don’t know how we’ll feel when we play Hyde Park. Some days I feel one way and other days I feel the other. If you don’t see something as a career but as an important part of your life, you don’t know how you’re going to feel about it. We want to put on a great performance, but nothing’s been said between us about the beginning or the end.”

As for Gorillaz, a group that seemed doomed because of some beef between Albarn and co-creator Jamie Hewlett, Albarn says, “When Jamie [Hewlett] and I have worked out our differences, I’m sure we’ll make another record… We’ve been through too much together for it to be that big of a mountain to climb. We’ve just fallen out like mates do sometimes. I’m not the only person to fall out with mates and then make up again — everyone does it.”

Later in the interview, Albarn says that the biggest misconception about him is “that everything that comes out of my mouth is serious.” So there you have it: Never believe anything that comes out of this man’s mouth, ever.

[Photo by Andrew Youssef @ Viejas Arena]

Comments (3)
  1. Michael_  |   Posted on Apr 25th, 2012 +1

    And so, in the end, Blur and Gorillaz lived on to write another headline, but I did not. Goodbye and thank you.

  2. How ’bout Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon do anything, under any moniker, call it Shabazz Palaces II for all I care. I just want Albarn and Coxon recording together again. Albarn’s sense of melody and Coxon’s guitar work are peerless.

  3. Thank god! I have always been a fan of Blur, but I just got into The Gorillas.

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