By Danielle Gibson
January 21, 2014
Damon Albarn has announced the details for his first solo album and his headline performance for Latitude Festival.
Everyday Robots will be released on Monday April 28 and will feature guest appearances from Brian Eno and Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes. It will be available as a digital download, CD and 12” vinyl with the video for the title track premiering today.
Recorded last year at Albarn’s West London studio 13, Everyday Robots is produced by Richard Russell of XL, with whom Albarn produced Bobby Womack’s The Bravest Man In The Universe. Talking about Russel, Albarn has stated “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.”
Albarn will also headline at Latitude Festival on Saturday 19 July with a band including guitarist Seye, drummer Pauli The PSM, bassist Jeff Wootton and Mike Smith on keyboards.
Everyday Robots tracklisting :
‘Lonely Press Play’
‘The Selfish Giant’
‘You And Me’
‘Photographs (You Are Taking Now)’
‘The History Of A Cheating Heart’
‘Heavy Seas Of Love’