We first heard “Lonely Press Play” when Damon Albarn debuted the track at Sundance with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a string section. Today, BBC Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary did a great interview with Albarn, on which he delivered an even sparser take on the song than the small-room live version that debuted last month, doing away altogether with the string section. I’m not saying the song needs more than an acoustic guitar, though: This thing is totally beautiful. Damon also did a devastating acoustic cover of Terry Jacks’ “Seasons In The Sun” during the broadcast. Listen to both tracks below and the full interview here.
Everyday Robots is out 4/29 via Warner Music.