Damon Albarn confirms new The Good, The Bad & The Queen album is ‘sort of finished’

The musician has given an update on the supergroup's second record

Damon Albarn has confirmed that a new album from The Good, The Bad & The Queen is “sort of finished”.

The supergroup, which features Albarn, The Clash‘s Paul Simonon, The Verve‘s Simon Tong, and Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen, have only released one album so far. Their self-titled debut was released in 2007.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Albarn said the record was “sort of finished.” “We’re playing it back at the moment downstairs,” he said. “So yeah, I think it is [finished].”


He continued to give further updates on other music he has coming up. “It’s been a really exciting time,” he said. “It’s been a fantastic year so far. I’ve been in South Africa, did an album with amazing artists and then did [Gorillaz‘s] ‘The Now Now’, and then The Good, The Bad & The Queen.

“So there’s a lot of music coming out,” he continued. “I hope [I’ve] sort of been good with my editing otherwise everyone is going to be sick of what I do.”

David Bowie‘s producer Tony Visconti was confirmed to have joined the band last year. Visconti previously has said the group’s second album would be released in 2018.

Earlier today, one of Albarn’s other bands, Gorillaz, shared two new tracks from their upcoming record ‘The Now Now’. They also announced a new edition of their Demon Dayz festival and more tour dates.