The new single, “Royal Morning Blue,” is the latest track from Damon Albarn’s new solo album The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows was written and recorded in Iceland. Directly inspired by the view from Albarn’s position at the piano looking out over the sea, it captures the wonder of rain turning into snow before his eyes.
Albarn said – “That’s why the song opens with ‘Rain turning into snow,’ because it’s that moment, that feeling. In all the darkness that we have experienced, that was such a beautiful, positive thing.”
To accompany the song’s release, a new special, cinematic film from a series entitled ‘Sublime Boulevards – Performance Films’ is available today on YouTube.