For good while now, Damon Albarn of groups like Blur, Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad & The Queen has flexed his pop music muscles on various releases. While you may not consider all of his music to be pop, most of it is at least catchy. In the new stream series Streaming From Isolation by Boiler Room, Albarn proves he has more depth than the pop genre. The tracks performed here off his upcoming project The Nearer The Fountain, The More Pure The Stream Flows, he gets deep and lovely real fast.
Performing the Iceland inspired project’s music from a barn in isolation, Albarn’s voice blends flawlessly with the ethereal tones. The songs are deep and heavily arranged, suggesting that Albarn is ready to embark on a whole new musical journey that lends him into a more experimental sound. Utilizing studio tracks to perform against, the project seems to be a grand departure that will more than likely earn him new fans while puzzling others of his work.
The video can be streamed above or on YouTube. For more information on what Albarn does next, you can follow him here.
Image Credits: Still Courtesy of Boiler Room.