Damon Albarn Plotting Next Solo Album, Talks Olympics

Damon Albarn Plotting Next Solo Album, Talks Olympics

With his opera recording, "Dr Dee," out today, Damon Albarn is already at work on his next project.

The former Blur and Gorillaz frontman told the BBC Radio 4 that the future album will be released as Damon Albarn, not via one of his numerous projects.

"This week we're mucking around with these Russian synthesizers in a very loose mind of doing some kind of record under my name," he said. "I suppose you could call it a solo record, but I don't like that word. It sounds very lonely - solo. I don't really want to be solo in my life. But yeah, I'm making another record."

He also addressed Blur's upcoming Olympics performance in August, saying the games' "corporate side, I find a bit depressing."

Instead, he says the group will reunite once again "for London and people who hopefully want to sing their hearts out in a park."

"I'm seeing it as a punctuation point," Albarn added. "That can be whatever you choose to make it."