Damon Albarn shares new track ‘Royal Morning Blue’

‘Royal Morning Blue’ is the fourth track released by the English musician ahead of his forthcoming solo album, The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows.

Damon Albarn has shared ‘Royal Morning Blue’, a melancholic tune inspired by the view from the musician’s piano which overlooks the sea.

The new single is meant capture the wonder of rain turning into snow before one’s eyes.

Albarn says,

“That’s why the song opens with ‘Rain turning into snow,’ because it’s that moment, that feeling. In all the darkness that we have experienced, that was such a beautiful, positive thing.”

It is the latest single from his forthcoming solo album The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows.

The LP is scheduled to drop on November 12, 2021 via Transgressive Records.

Also read: Damon Albarn announces new album, ‘The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows’

A special cinematic performance of the song has also been shared on YouTube as part of a series entitled ‘Sublime Boulevards – Performance Films’.

In addition, a limited edition CD is available to pre-order starting from today. The CD will include a 20-minute-long piece titled ‘Huldufólk’ written by Albarn and The Sugarcubes’ Einar Örn Benediktsson.

The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows is Albarn’s second solo album, following 2014’s Everyday Robots. Recorded in Iceland under lockdown, the album was originally intended to be an orchestral project inspired by the country’s vast landscape.

The result is a collection of 11 songs that deal with ‘fragility, loss, evolution, and rebirth’.

Albarn recently performed a special one-off show at The Globe earlier this week, which was broadcast live to fans all over the world.

The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows Tracklist:

  1. The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
  2. The Cormorant
  3. Royal Morning Blue
  4. Combustion
  5. Daft Wader
  6. Darkness To Light
  7. Esja
  8. The Tower Of Montevideo
  9. Giraffe Trumpet Sea
  10. Polaris
  11. Particles

Photo credit: Linda Brownlee

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