Damon Albarn to Headline Latitude 2014 and Release's New Single (Listen)

Blur frontman, Damon Albarn has been confirmed as Latitude's second headliner and to coincide with the announcement, has shared his first official solo single, 'Everyday Robots'- a track taken from his forthcoming debut solo album of the same name. (Listen and watch the video for the single below)

The news, that was announced via the Suffolk festival's Facebook page earlier this evening, comes a mere day after Albarn himself confirmed the release date and track listing of his first solo effort and means that his alleged 'only UK festival date', will take place on the Saturday night of the festival, whilst Two Door Cinema Club are already in place to bring proceedings to a close on one of the other remaining nights. 
Album Cover For Damon Albarn's First Solo Album
The album, which is scheduled to hit selves on April 28th, will feature collaborations with 'Bat For Lashes' singer, Natasha Khan and ambient music innovator, Brian Eno. Commenting on the albums producer, which is set to be XL records boss Richard Russell, Albarn said: "Richard does the rhythmic side and I do everything else - it's sort of folk soul." Praising the music mogul further, he goes onto add: "We worked together on the Bobby Womack record, and really enjoy working together. He's done spectacularly well as a music mogul, but I think he wants to focus his energy on producing records. Making a solo record can be such a disaster, so I thought if we're going to make a record with my name on it, I should get someone to really produce it – take that responsibility away from myself."

Latitude festival will take place in July from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th and acts such as Haim, Billy Bragg and Anna Calvi are already confirmed. 

The tracklisting for Damon's first solo album is as follows: 

'Everyday Robots'
'Lonely Press Play'
'Mr Tembo'
'The Selfish Giant'
'You And Me'
'Hollow Ponds'
'Seven High'
'Photographs (You Are Taking Now)'
'The History Of A Cheating Heart'
'Heavy Seas Of Love

George Henry King