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Damon Albarn Has “Put the Finishing Touches” on New Solo Album

The long-awaited studio set is expected to arrive sometime later this year

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Damon Albarn (photo by Linda Brown Lee)
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    Damon Albarn’s sophomore solo album is on the way! The news comes courtesy of Transgressive Records, which announced they’ve signed the Blur and Gorillaz founder to a new recording contract.

    “We are over the moon to announce that @damonalbarn has signed a new worldwide record deal with us here at Transgressive Records!” the label wrote on Instagram, promising, “Damon has recently put the finishing touches to his much-anticipated, second solo album, full details for which will be released soon.” Check out the official announcement after the jump.

    Albarn’s latest project will serve as his first solo follow-up to 2014’s Everyday Robots, which produced singles “Lonely Press Play”, “Hollow Ponds”, “Mr. Tembo”, “Heavy Seas of Love”, and the title track.

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    Last month, the singer-songwriter played a solo set during Glastonbury’s Live at Worthy Farm livestream, where his trendy, new mullet caused quite a stir. In April he collaborated with Paul McCartney on a remix of “Long Tailed Winter Bird” for the former Beatle’s new covers album McCartney III Imagined.

    Gorillaz, meanwhile, celebrated their 20th anniversary as a virtual pop band in March. That same month, Albarn co-wrote “Cosmosis”, the lead single off late Nigerian drummer Tony Allen’s posthumous album There Is No End.

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