Listen: Damon Albarn – ‘Lonely Press Play’

With his solo album Everyday Robots due out in April, Damon Albarn has been steadily dripping new material out into the public domain.

There’s been a live version of ‘Lonely Press Play’ doing the rounds, after the Blur/Gorillaz/lots-of-other-projects frontman debuted it at the Sundance Film Festival, and now there’s a stripped-back acoustic version of the track available for your listening pleasure.

Albarn performed ‘Lonely Press Play’ during his appearance on Radio 2 this weekend – check it out below:

He also played a cover of Terry Jacks’ ‘Seasons In The Sun’:

You can stream Albarn’s full appearance from Saturday on BBC iPlayer here.

Everyday Robots is Damon Albarn’s first solo album, and is due out on 29 April. It was recorded with XL Records boss Richard Russell on production duties, and according to Damon it was all the producers idea. Talking during his radio appearance on Saturday he said:

“The reason why I did [the album] – me and Richard decided to continue our partnership. First we thought we’d start a new band; we started coming up with stupid names. Then one day he came in and said ‘What I’d like to do is produce you.’ So it’s his fault.”

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