Blur’s Graham Coxon says he has an unreleased solo album ‘on hold’

Coxon also says he has begun thinking about new material he describes as "expansive English"

Graham Coxon has revealed that he is sitting on an unreleased solo album that fans may never get the chance to hear.

Speaking in a Reddit AMA yesterday (October 15), the Blur guitarist talked about an untitled album, which was recorded at the same time as his 2012 record ‘A&E’, as well as the fact that he has begun thinking about his next solo album.

“Funnily enough I woke up today thinking about sound concepts, harmony, mood and rhythm,” Coxon said when asked about his plans for new solo music. “I might like to go expansive English, a bit like if England had a huge desert is the middle. That kinda sound.”

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Coxon went on to tell fans about a “lost” album of his that he hopes they get to hear in the future.

“I have a solo album sitting on hold right now with no plans to release.. one day i would like to put it out though. It was recorded at the same time as ‘A&E’. I just didn’t want to release another solo album while there was a lot of Blur activity going on.”

Coxon and Blur are set to play live dates in Chile, Argentina, Mexico and the US during October, including a gig at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

In an interview published this week, Damon Albarn discussed his complicated feelings towards playing gigs with Blur as well as how some of the band’s biggest UK hits translate to an American audience.

Asked if he still enjoys playing with Blur, Albarn said he tries “to avoid it like the plague” but admits he can’t help but enjoy himself once he steps on stage.

“As soon as we get off, I say, ‘Never again,’ Albarn said. “It’s very strange. There has to be some sort of psychological paper that explains that emotion of trying to not do something; and then doing it, and then loving it; and then as soon as you’ve done it, trying not to do it again.”
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