It might be a heck of a day for Blur fans if the rumor of the band heading back into the studio turn out to be true and currently, it looks like it just might be.
The British band have reportedly revealed that they will be heading back into the studio to record their brand new album; their first album since 2003’s Think Tank.
The band which is made up of made up of Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, and Dave Rowntree have continued to play shows and go on tour even though it had been ten years since they released any new material. Recently, they headlined this year’s Coachella Festival while trying their hardest to side-step the “when are you guys putting out new music” question.
Just because they had side-stepped the question at Coachella doesn’t mean that they haven’t been dropping hints at all. Earlier this year, Albarn had dropped a major hint about the band returning to the studio. “”We’ve got a couple of occasions when we’re stuck in the middle of nowhere, so we might make the record in a week. If we can, it would be nice,” he told Rolling Stone.
While performing in Hong Kong, Albran was quoted as saying, “so we have a week in Hong Kong, and we thought it would be a good time to try and record another record,” so for all that we know, the album could already been recorded and ready for release.
While this is still on the mum side, Jamie Hewlett, who works with Albarn on the band Gorillaz confirmed for a fact that Blur have gone into the studio. “Damon’s touring with Blur — he’s doing a world tour with Blur at the moment and then they’re working on a new album,” Hewlett said, also confirming that there will be a new Gorillaz album n the way as well.
So far, no other information has been given, especially on what the projected release date will be.