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Damon Albarn on Blur reunion: “There has to be a good reason to do it all again”

The Blur frontman also says he is "about to have a conversation" about the band

By Charlotte Krol

Damon Albarn pictured laughing
Damon Albarn. (Picture: Press)

Damon Albarn has said that he’s kickstarting conversations with his Blur bandmates to devise a reunion of some kind in the future.

The Blur singer, who has fronted the band since their formation in 1988, was speaking in a new interview about plans to revive the band. Blur’s last album was 2015’s ‘The Magic Whip’.

Asked in Metro‘s print edition if Blur are “dead and buried”, Albarn responded: “Not at all.”

“I am just about to have a conversation with people about Blur and I would love to sing all those songs again. I miss the songs. I miss playing with Blur,” he said,

He added that a revival is “not something I would do just for the sake of it”.

“There has to be a really good reason to do it all again and then I will wholeheartedly engage with it,” he said.

It comes as Albarn releases his second solo album, ‘The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows’ today (November 12) via Transgressive Records.

Albarn’s virtual band Gorillaz also shared details of a reissue of their 2001 debut self-titled album recently alongside news of a ‘SONG MACHINE LIVE’ cinema screening.

The band, headed up in the flesh by Albarn and his artistic collaborator Jamie Hewlett, will release a limited run first edition of the ’20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Vinyl Boxset’ on December 10.

According to a press release, the super deluxe boxset collects “the previously unknown 27-page DMC dossier of leaked documents, memos, faxes and some early Jamie Hewlett drawings (assumed lost in a fire), complete with an 8-disc vinyl set for a very special super deluxe vinyl boxset of the album that started it all”. Fans can pre-oder the first edition here.

Albarn added to Metro that he is also looking at measures to make future touring more eco-friendly.
“The challenge is to find ways of travel that are less toxic.”