Published Nov 05, 2013Fans are likely frustrated by Blur's will-they, won't-they drama surrounding a possible new album, but that's nothing compared to how producer William Orbit feels. He worked with the band during studio sessions in 2012, but those recordings were apparently abandoned, and Orbit has vented some of his grievances surrounding the project.
Speaking with NME, Orbit laid into singer Damon Albarn, saying, "Oh don't start me on Blur. Put it this way, I'm not going to work with them again — Damon was really awful. That's all I'll say. Let's put it this way, I wouldn't care to go back. I wouldn't be hurrying back to do that album. I didn't get paid! But, you know, I'm not the first."
Early last year, Orbit tweeted, "Blur could have been good. But Damon, brilliant and talented tho he is, is kinda a shit to the rest of Blur."
Orbit helped to produce past Blur albums 13 (1999) and Think Tank (2003). By the sound of things, he won't be producing the next one — if it ever arrives.
Albarn previously hinted that the band might do some recording this spring, but the status of the sessions is unknown.
Blur released a two-song single last year, but they've primarily been focused on issuing the box set collections 21 and Parklive.