Gorillaz bassist Seye Adelekan has praised Damon Albarn for by no means wanting to face nonetheless creatively.
The musician has toured with Damon and Jamie Hewlett’s band since 2017 and says the 55-year-old singer’s “tremendous energy” is at all times eager to develop as an artist and work with probably the most thrilling and various folks.
Talking on the ‘Meet At The Lodge Bar’ podcast, he mentioned: “I believe his tremendous energy apart from his wonderful writing, which is nice, he places nice folks in a room collectively. He makes positive cool individuals are in the identical room, everybody will get higher by having this cool, various combination of individuals in a room on the identical time. I believe that’s what he does finest, he opens folks as much as new issues as a result of he’s allergic to repeating himself.
“He can’t do it, bodily it doesn’t work for him. We will play the identical tune 100 occasions each time we play it there’s one thing totally different about it. He’s additionally not anxious if it goes unsuitable, we’ve re-started songs on massive levels, like, simply cease it, begin once more. If he makes a pure clanger he’s like, ‘Mate let’s re-do that.’ We’ve finished it first tune of a set earlier than.
“There’s an openness to seeing what occurs in addition to a excessive stage of professionalism and a excessive stage of labor that goes into it. Additionally, there’s an abandon and a let go of it.”
Seye additionally described Damon – who started his music profession because the frontman of Blur within the Nineteen Nineties – as a really “loyal” particular person and artist who sticks by his crew and touring bandmates.
The bass participant added: “He is the most important musical affect on my life.
“It’s fairly arduous to place into phrases, as a result of he’s finished a lot for me and never simply professionally, clearly he’s saved nicely employed for a decade. After I consider him I consider somebody who’s loyal, primary. All of the crew and all of the folks within the band have been there for 10 years plus. Particularly the crew, it’s the identical guys who work with Blur and have been with him for the reason that ‘90s. That claims quite a bit, I believe, about him.”