“Richard does the rhythmic side, and I do everything else,” Albarn has told Rolling Stone on the make-up of what will be his first solo album proper. “It’s sort of folk soul.”
“We worked together on the Bobby Womack record, and really enjoy working together. He’s done spectacularly well as a music mogul, but I think he wants to focus his energy on producing records. Making a solo record can be such a disaster, so I thought if we’re going to make a record with my name on it, I should get someone to really produce it – take that responsibility away from myself.”
Later, Albarn added that his solo plans are not likely to get in the way of any possible Blur recording sessions – echoing comments he made to a crowd in Hong Kong earlier this month.
“We have got a couple of occasions when we’re stuck in the middle of nowhere,” he continued. “So we might make the record in a week. If we can, it would be nice.”