DAMON ALBARN – NEW BLUR ALBUM IS ABOUT ‘LOVE AND POLITICS’

The frontman reveals more about 'Think Tank'....

DAMON ALBARN says BLUR‘s new album ‘THINK TANK’ is a record about “love and politics”.

The band’s new album is released in the UK on May 5, and will be followed with a four night residency at the London Astoria (May 8-10, 12).

Speaking in the US to promote their other announced show at the Coachella festival (April 26), Albarn explained how the band worked following the departure of Graham Coxon.

“There was nobody else to do it, so I had to,” Albarn told Rolling Stone of the guitar duties. “It was really difficult, but with that massive change came a new vitality.”

Of the new songs, he said ‘Brothers and Sisters’, “starts off like John Lee Hooker and ends up like Grandmaster Flash.”

For an exclusive track-by-track guide to ‘Think Tank’ see this week’s NME, which is out now.