I could hear echoes from your other projects in this record musically- a touch of the Gorillaz 21st century quirk, a dankness from the Good The Bad and the Queen but also a new vision.
DA: Of course there are elements of my other stuff in there- they are all part of me. One thing that makes me laugh, especially in America, is that I have had loads of comments that I’m a lot like Gorillaz and they ask ‘who is this guy’ which is hilarious but there you go.’
In many ways the Gorillaz albums were the opposite of this record because in many ways you were invisible!
DA: Well clearly I was completely invisible to some people! They have no idea that this Damon Albarn is the same guy!
I still see Noel from time to time. We text a bit. I can imagine that being a very distinct possibility at some point in the future. But, as yet we haven’t really talked about it, although … Okay we have a little bit. We’re talking. It’s not anything to get excited about yet. I mean, he’s doing his thing. He’s finishing a new record. I’ve got my record coming out, but the principle of us making music together is something … you know, it would be fair to say, we have discussed it at least once.