Damon Albarn likes the idea of a Blur reunion
By Alex Young on November 6th, 2008
What’s this about the Damon Albarn discussing the prospects of a Blur reunion? Between the Monkey shenanigans and forthcoming Gorillaz release, it seems almost unfathomable to think the British musician is considering taking on another high-profile project. But in a recent interview with the BBC, the former Blur frontman hinted at just that - a reunion of his main outfit.
After recently having lunch with former bandmate Graham Coxon, Albarn now believes a reunion of Blur could “be in the cards.” While previous get-togethers among members of the group were downplayed as nothing more than “enjoyable lunches” and even resulted in one such response by the Grammy-award winning frontman that proclaimed “Blur is over” after rumors began to suggest the contrary, it now appears the 40-year-old Albarn has a change of heart.
“It’s very possible I’ll go back to Blur, it really is very possible,” Albarn told the BBC, though he refused to go into any specifics, “the truth be known Graham and I have been hanging out together a bit. We had lunch the other day…He’s great, it’s fantastic to get my old friend back. So it’s good but I can’t really say any more than that.”
Coxon left Blur in 2002 and shortly thereafter the band disbanded following the release of 2003’s Think Tank. Since then, the guitarist has had a fairly successful solo career, which most recently included a collobartion with Pete Doherty for the former Babyshambles frontman’s upcoming solo album.
Before the idea of a Blur reunion is entertained however, Albarn appears firm in finishing his current endeavors, which includes the release of the Gorillaz’s long-awaited follow up to 2005’s Demon Days. “I’m halfway through the next Gorillaz album at the minute,” he went on to explain in the interview. “That’s going to be interesting and different again. This next time around there will be a lot going on in it.” The album is rumored to see release in March.