Damon Albarn covers ‘Seasons In The Sun’ – listen

He also played an acoustic version of 'Lonely, Press Play' on BBC Radio 2

Damon Albarn has covered Terry Jacks’ 1974 hit single ‘Seasons In The Sun’.

Click above to hear Albarn’s acoustic version of the song, which was recorded during a session on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show. The song was also covered by Westlife in 1999, who gained a Christmas Number One with the track. In addition, during the session Albarn played a version of ‘Lonely, Press Play’, which will feature on his forthcoming debut solo album ‘Everyday Robots’, which is released on April 28. Scroll down to listen.

XL boss Richard Russell recently lifted the lid on how ‘Everyday Robots’ sounds. Speaking about the album, which he helped produce, Russell said: “It’s definitely a different sound to anything he’s had before.” The LP will feature contributions from Brian Eno and Bat For Lashes singer Natasha Khan.

Damon Albarn will play a number of intimate London shows to launch his solo debut, at the Rivioli Ballroom in Crofton Park on April 30, followed by a show at the People’s Palace in Mile End on May 1.

Albarn will be honoured with the NME Award For Innovation at this year’s NME Awards with Austin, Texas. The Blur frontman will pick up the award in person on Wednesday, February 26 at the O2 Academy, Brixton. The award recognises the singer, songwriter, producer and composer as one of the UK’s most influential and consistently groundbreaking musicians. The NME Award For Innovation not only recognises Albarn’s past, but equally celebrates him as one of the world’s leading music heavyweights in 2014.