A reunion of British rock band Blur, which according to the Guardian is now regarded as ‘very possible’ after Damon Albarn lunched with Graham Coxon, would make me a very happen man – yes, it really, really, really, really could happen:
But Albarn has now revealed that he is back on good terms with the guitarist, who was a childhood friend and knew Albarn before the group got together at London’s Goldsmith art college in 1989. “The truth be known, Graham and I have been hanging out together a bit. We had lunch the other day,” Albarn told BBC Radio 1 on Wednesday. “It’s very possible I’ll go back to Blur, it really is very possible … it’s fantastic to get my old friend back.”
Though the band has never officially split up, Albarn has previously regularly quashed hopes Blur would ever work together again. He has found considerable success with side projects including animated group Gorillaz, supergroup the Good, the Bad & the Queen, and the Africa Express series. He received critical acclaim for his part in producing Monkey: Journey to the West, a circus opera based on 16th century Chinese literature, which opens at the 02 Arena in London this weekend.
Here’s “Universal” from the band’s fourth album, The Great Escape, released in 1995.