Any dreams of a new Blur album have now been squashed (again) after producer William Orbit, who has been working with the legendary brit-pop group in recent recordings, has come out and said that frontman Damon Albarn put a stop to all sessions around three weeks ago.
Speaking with the NME, Orbit said: “The new stuff sounded amazing. Then it all stopped suddenly. It was all over with Damon, and the rest of the band were like, ‘is this it?'”. Orbit had previously hinted at the band’s recordings a few months ago while the band were getting together to play some shows. Orbit tweeted: “I just found out that she [Diawara] has done tracks with Damon A, who I’m in the studio with from Wednesday”. Then he sent another tweet to Graham Coxon saying: “Loving the guitars you laid down! Vocal session March 3!”.
This isn’t the first time Albarn has crushed the hopes of all Blur fans out there. He said a few months ago in an interview with the Gaurdian on whether the band would play again after the Olympics closing concert: “No, not really…And I hope that’s the truth: that that’s how we end it”, before coming out a few days later saying he was misinterpreted.