BLUR star Damon Albarn gives fans a glimpse of his messy lockdown hair — with the beginnings of a mullet.
Damon, 52, was seen running some errands near his home in West London.
With barbers in the capital forced to close again because of Covid, he may have given himself a bit of a makeshift trim.
Now that’s what we call a Brit chop.
On March 19 (the date is still etched in his memory), Damon moved to his farm in Devon as lockdown loomed.
“I took my family and my parents to live down there,” he says.
“I made that leap into the unknown where we’re shielding the old.”
He bought his rural retreat in 1995, perhaps no coincidence that it was the same year that Blur released their bucolic hit Country House.
“It’s our family home really. It’s been a source of inspiration for me for much of my life, right next to the sea and I love it,” he enthuses.
“So, having that option was really wonderful and obviously lockdown in rural Devon is very different to lockdown in a big city.”
First big task for Damon when he got there was to create a studio in a barn so that the workaholic in him could keep going.
“It’s not big and flash,” he reports.
“Luckily, I’d had the roof redone last year so it was dry.
“These days it’s quite easy to move a studio. You just need a computer, a small mixing console and whatever instruments. And I had the space in Devon to do it.”
Damon’s time in his hastily kitted-out barn studio has been spent continuing the Gorillaz Song Machine project which began late last year.
The idea was to release songs, superbly animated by Jamie Hewlett as ever, as YouTube episodes when they were ready. Though appearing at first to be a collection of eclectic and entertaining singles, Damon suddenly sensed that, “Wow! We’ve made a really good album.
“I’ve realised during this period that if you’re able to do what you love doing, you are so lucky.
“You owe it to everyone else to work really hard.”
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