In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Blur's frontman talked about the 20 th anniversary of the so called Britpop battle, meeting Noel from time to time and the new Gorillaz record.
When asked about the 20th anniversary of Britpop and the rivalry between Blur and Oasis, Albarn said:
'It was definitely a lot of fun. We used the ghost of the Sixties to cover the skeleton of the modern age. It was a strange morphing, an interesting prototype time. Tabloid and celebrity are the things that drive things. But a lot of the music from then has got a real atmosphere to it. Lyrically, I don't think people write stuff like that anymore.' and added on squashing the beef with former archrival Noel Gallagher ' I hang out quite a lot with Noel. Yeah, occasionally. I always enjoy his company. He's hilarious.'
Finally and regarding the new Gorillaz album, Albarn stated: 'I'm in the very early days on a new Gorillaz record. So far, it's really fast, and it's got quite a lot of energy. I've been stuck on piano, somewhere off Broadway, for years now. I want to go somewhere completely opposite of that.'
Remember that Jamie Hewlett had confirmed the news of a new Gorillaz album scheduled to drop in 2016.
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