2014 - vblurpage.com:
have 15 new song ideas recorded
But there are no plans to
finish them anytime soon
Damon Albarn has revealed in
an interview with NME that Blur have recorded around 15
new song ideas. As reported earlier, the band spent a week in
a recording studio in Hong Kong while on tour last year and
further sessions may have happened after that. However, the
work on the new material has halted for now and may take years
to turn into an album for a couple of reasons.
"All of us are doing other
stuff at the moment," he said and continued shortly with a
more comprehensive answer: "I love making music with those
guys, but honestly, if all of us collectively feel 'this is
the best thing we could be doing collectively now', we're
doing it again. But until that happens, we won't do it again."
The album is nowhere near
completion according to Damon: "Just because you record 15
ideas, doesn't mean you've got an album... Maybe for some
bands that is, but for us it's like the first quarter of the
record, because you edit it a lot and make sure you've got the
best stuff in the end."
Damon picked up the NME Award
For Innovation at the NME Awards yesterday (Feb 26). In the
near future, he plans to work with Paul Simonon on a new
theatre project and record music for a Luc Besson film with
Electric Wave Bureau.