Lonely Press Play, Damon Albarn.

Lonely Press Play, Damon Albarn.

Inimitably brilliant cross-cultural polymath Damon Albarn has been inverting the conventional for so long that it should come as no surprise for him to have unravelled an acoustic revision of Everyday Robots cog Lonely Press Play long before most of us have been afforded the opportunity to hear the original edit. Session takes are, it goes without saying, something more of an afterthought, after all. Yet so much time, effort, thought and energy goes into Albarn’s every work that, once more, it should be no wonder that the song’s album edit is commensurately splendid, sprinklings of intimate piano tinkering and mumbled bass lines accentuating another typically exemplary recording. Don’t know about you, but we’ve a couple thumbs itching to press play on Everyday Robots right now…

Everyday Robots is expected April 28th on Parlophone, while Albarn plays this weekend’s BBC Radio 6 Music Festival.

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