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Damon Albarn Halts Work On New Blur Album

Producer William Orbit Says Sessions Stopped "Suddenly"

May 23, 2012 Damon Albarn Bookmark and Share

In yet another mixed signal about the future of Blur, Damon Albarn has reportedly halted work on the band’s current recording sessions. In an interview with NME, producer William Orbit, who worked with on the group’s 1999 album 13 and was overseeing the latest batch of material, says that progress stopped unexpected three weeks ago. “The new stuff sounded amazing,” he explains. “Then it all stopped suddenly. It was all over with Damon, and the rest of the band were like, ‘Is this it?’”

In addition to the statement, NME points out that in late March Orbit responded to a tweet by an inquiring fan by writing: “Blur could have been good. But Damon, brilliant and talented tho he is, is kinda a shit to the rest of Blur.”

Last month Albarn denied he was done with Blur after indicating at in a previous interview that the band’s upcoming Hyde Park reunion show would be their last.



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