A short video posted on his official Twitter feed has confirmed Damon Albarn will release his first solo album next year.
The video in question can be viewed below, and offers the first snippet of news on Albarn’s solo work since he discussed the record back in May when he it was revealed XL label boss Richard Russell had been lending a hand.
“Richard does the rhythmic side, and I do everything else,” Albarn told Rolling Stone. “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.”