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Blur and Gorillaz not over, says Albarn

By | Published on Friday 27 April 2012

Damon Albarn

Okay, now listen here The Various Members Of Blur, will you all please be quiet until you’ve made a decision about what you’re doing? And you, Damon Albarn, I’m talking to you in particular now, just shut up about all you projects, would you?

As previously reported, Albarn recently told The Guardian that he “hoped” Blur’s upcoming show for the Olympics would be “how we end it”, adding that, due to visuals man Jamie Hewlett thinking he’s been sidelined in the project, Gorillaz also seemed to be done with, at least “until a time comes when that knot has been untied”.

To be fair, I suppose that latter statement does sound a bit like Albarn thinks Gorillaz will make another album again one day, and this week he confirmed that to Metro, saying: “When Jamie and I have worked out our differences, I’m sure we’ll make another record. We’ve been through too much together for it to be that big of a mountain to climb. We’ve just fallen out like mates do sometimes. I’m not the only person to fall out with mates and then make up again – everyone does it”.

As for his comments about bringing Blur to a close with one more single and one last show this summer, he said: “Some days I feel one way and other days I feel the other. If you don’t see something as a career but as an important part of your life, you don’t know how you’re going to feel about it. We want to put on a great performance, but nothing’s been said between us about the beginning or the end”.

Balls. Just make up your mind and stick with it, Albarn. Or at least stop talking about it. OK, I know people are going to ask you about it constantly, but for the time being please just say you don’t know. If it helps, I think you should all knock Blur on the head and stop embarrassing yourselves, but that’s just me.