Damon Albarn says Blur will reunite 'when it's wanted'

Virgin Radio

30 Jun 2021, 13:45

Many bands have been reuniting and coming back together for tours, and the rumour mill around Oasis is forever churning.

However, closest rivals Blur are in no rush to get together any time soon.

Frontman Damon Albarn said they have an "idea" for a comeback but want to wait.

He told NME: “Well, we did have a chat recently, but we haven’t really progressed further than that.

We did have an idea though; I’ve just been a bit busy at the moment obviously. When it happens, I’ll be made up.

“When it’s wanted, I’ll do it. I don’t want to foist that stuff on anybody unnecessarily.”

Damon turned down offers to reunite with Blur for the 25th anniversary of 'Parklife', and he blamed it on Brexit.

He said he didn't feel it was right to celebrate the record when the country was facing leaving the European Union.

"I'd only want to perform that if it was a positive thing. Say we got to the point of having a second referendum, then I would be happy to play that record as a celebration and as a way of reminding ourselves of a time when we had an idea of Britishness that wasn't political."

"It was more about our music and culture. That was a bit naive, no question, but it had a funny side, it had a humour to it, and was satirical in some parts.

"So I'm not against performing that album, but I wouldn't want to do it if I felt like it was just about money."

The Gorillaz singer said it would take a second referendum for the band to play songs from 'Parklife'.

He laughed: "Well if you want to be that crude about it."