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Damon Albarn says new Blur album may "never come out", band stopped recording because it was "too hot"

30 July 2014, 10:25 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton

​The last we heard of a potential new Blur record was that the band had recorded material in Hong Kong last year. Don’t get your hopes up, however, as Damon Albarn has said that those 15 new tracks may never surface.

​Recently speaking to NME, Albarn revealed that the recording sessions were far from ideal: “There was too much commuting between where we were staying and where we were recording and it was a bit too hot. I think that’s why we didn’t get it finished”.

The Britpop frontman added: “The annoying thing is, if I’d been able to write the lyrics there and then about being there, we’d have finished the record. But sometimes, if you can’t do it all at once, it dissipates really and I don’t know what I’d sing about now with that record. There’s some great tunes on there, but it may just be one of those records that never comes out…”

Albarn is, however, open to further recording time in the future: “I’d do some more work on it. I like making records in short periods of time if I can. It was a different process with ‘Everyday Robots’ because that was really thought out, but sometimes it’s great to get some amazing energy and do something in 10 days.”

With his full-time band put aside for now, Albarn released his solo debut album Everyday Robots earlier this year.

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