Damon Albarn The album's title track, which appeared on YouTube on Monday, finds Albarn pondering the dehumanizing effects of technology over a drowsy beat embroidered with lush but eerie strings.
"We are everyday robots on our phones," he sings with his trademark lilt, "in the process of getting home."
Although Albarn is presenting "Everyday Robots" as his solo debut, it's not the first record to appear under his own name. In 2003, the frontman of Blur released "Democrazy," a collection of song sketches he'd recorded while on Blur's final tour before that band went on hiatus following its album "Think Tank." (Blur reunited in 2008 and played Coachella last year.)
And in 2012, Albarn issued an album with music from his opera "Dr Dee," which explored the life and work of the Elizabethan polymath John Dee.
Beyond those projects, Albarn has recorded and toured lately with Gorillaz; the Good, the Bad & the Queen and Rocket Juice & the Moon.
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