Damon Albarn pursuing solo success
Blur's frontman Damon Albarn has revealed that he's keen to release a record of independent music under his own name.
The star has produced countless albums with the 'Parklife' Brit-pop outfit and with Gorillaz, but would like to create something by himself using only his tastes and influences. He told Q magazine:
"I'd like to do a record with my own name on it. That's the next one I want to make. I don't know if I could bear to start a band from scratch again. I don't know what kind of record it will be but I've got an idea about a club that no one goes to, so maybe it will be my 'empty club culture' record."
"...A club that absolutely no one turns up to except the proprietor or a barmaid and a bouncer. I'm writing about an empty club!" he added.
He also admitted that his daughter's musical preferences help to show him what's popular at the moment and he feels that as long as he writes something about nightlife or clubs it will be fine:
"I've been trying to listen to the real coalface of popular music, which is made easier because my daughter is really into that. It's all of a type at the moment. It has to be about a club. You're either getting ready to go to the club, queuing up, in the club, or you've left the club to go to a better club. I thought it would be good to make a pop record about a club that nobody goes to."
Watch Albarn talk about his latest project, Doctor Dee, here:
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