We have good news, if you’re a fan of on-again/off-again Britpop stalwarts Blur: The band might be making new music. “We were supposed to be playing in Japan next week. Due to unforeseen circumstances we were unable to go there, although we will go there at some point,” frontman Damon Albarn reportedly said at a show in Hong Kong yesterday. “So we have a week in Hong Kong, and we thought it would be a good time to try to record another record, so we’re going to make one here in Hong Kong.”
Since this is Blur we’re talking about, we also have bad news: Albarn didn’t expound on his hints — saying any more about when, what, or how new Blur music might be making its way to listeners. (A request to his rep wasn’t immediately returned.) The band has been touring lately, and is again this year, plus there was a spurt of new music last year. But there hasn’t been a new-new album since 2003’s Think Tank, so it’s probably wise to wait without holding your breath.
Still, though: Wait!