- 17 Jun 21
The forthcoming project marks Albarn’s follow up to 2014’s Everyday Robots.
Damon Albarn has signed a worldwide deal with Transgressive Records to release his highly-anticipated second solo album.
Building collective hype, no doubt; the label referred to Albarn's latest solo work as "amongst the finest of his career." They confirmed on social media that the Blur frontman had completed the album.
“Damon has recently put the finishing touches to his much-anticipated, second solo album, full details for which will be released soon,” Transgressive Records said. The indie label was founded in 2004 by Tim Dellow and Toby L. Their star-studded roster contains Foals, Arlo Parks, Johnny Flynn and Alvvays.
“We have had the great pleasure of collaborating with Damon over the years via the incredible Africa Express project, which has introduced many gifted artists to the Transgressive world. His voracious passion for music and exploration knows no bounds and repeatedly defies convention or categorisation, whilst always remaining utterly inviting and intoxicating throughout,” said Toby L.
“Truly prolific, his latest solo work is amongst the finest of his career. We really couldn’t be more honoured to welcome Damon and his phenomenal team at Eleven Management into the Transgressive family, with an ongoing focus to break new ground and subvert expectations in a way that only he can,” he added.
No further details about the album were given, however Albarn shared his new song ‘Human Heart’ during Glastonbury’s Livestream festival last month. He will also appear at the Edinburgh International Festival alongside Caribou, Laura Mvula, Black Midi, Anna Meredith and The Snuts in August 2021.
📣 We are over the moon to announce that @Damonalbarn has signed a new worldwide record deal with us here at Transgressive Records!
Damon has recently put the finishing touches to his much-anticipated, second solo album, full details for which will be released soon ✨ pic.twitter.com/hmK8CCxgZi
— Transgressive (@transgressiveHQ) June 17, 2021