The Blur frontman’s soundtrack will get a physical release in April
Damon Albarn’s score for Wonder.land, a musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice In Wonderland’, is to be released later this month.
Wonder.land is a modernised take on the classic novel that centres on the life of a teenager named Aly. While struggling with the pressures of adolescence, she discovers wonder.land – “a mysterious online world where, perhaps, she can create a whole new life.”
The soundtrack will be the first work which Albarn has composed for another lyricist, Moira Buffini, who wrote script for the show.
Albarn, best known for his work with Blur and Gorillaz, released a solo album, ‘Everyday Robots’, in 2014. He recently featured on one of the tracks of Kano’s new album ‘Made In The Manor’. Earlier this year, he remixed a track by Icelandic band Fufanu, who previously supported Blur on tour.
In February, Albarn performed in Mali, despite a nationwide state of emergency having been declared following a terrorist attack. He was also given the title of “local king” after collaborating with musicians from the country.
Albarn was awarded with an OBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours list for his contribution to music. The likes of Goldie and Idris Elba were also listed this year.
‘Wonder.land’ comes out on April 29 via Parlophone Records.