Third track revealed from Albarn's solo album
Alexandra Pollard

10:14 29th January 2014

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Fresh from the announcement that his debut solo album, Everyday Robots, will be released on 28 April, Damon Albarn has revealed another track from the album - 'Heavy Seas of Love.'

The track, which is a collaboration with Brian Eno, features the refrain "If you world is too tall, you can jump, you won't fall. You're in safe hands." Unfortunately, the track also includes an intrusive watermark.

Listen to the track below

The Blur and Gorillaz frontman has described his upcoming solo album, which is set to be produced by XL's Richard Russell, as his "most soul-searching and autobiographical yet."

As well as collaborations with Brian Eno, Albarn also worked with Bat For Lashes' Natasha Khan on the album. 

The singer has been revealed as one of the headliners at this year's Latitude festival, with more dates expected to follow. For more information visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.

Below: why Damon Albarn and the bands booked for Latitude are going to be amazing


  • Two Door Cinema Club. They may have never had a single that reached the top 20, but Two Door Cinema Club have gathered a loyal fanbase over recent years, and quite rightly. Their combination of fast- paced, catchy melodies and intriguingly weird lyrics makes for a memorable live experience. It's worth it just to hear 35,000 people trying to sing along to 'Something Good Can Work.'

  • Billy Bragg. A perfect addition to a festival that's hippy and liberal - even if it is self-consciously so. The left-wing activist blends folk, punk and protest music to make songs, like 'Between the wars' that are socially aware without being preachy, and upbeat rather than humourless.

  • Phosphorescent. Phospherescent is actually one man - American singer-songwriter Matthew Houck. Since releasing his first album ten years ago, his music has proved popular with Hollywood as well as music-lovers, with his songs used in Margin Call and The Vow. It's no surprise really, his music has a quietly uplifting quality, which will be a joy to witness live. With seven albums under his belt, he'll surely be able to dig out the best for a set of gold.

  • Haim. It's been a big year for Haim. Since winning BBC's Sound of 2013, their popularity has crept up on everyone somewhat. Described as "nu-folk-meets-nineties-R&B", the Californian band's debut album 'Days Are Gone' reached No.1 in the UK. Their pool of music may be small, but it is mighty.

  • Anna Calvi. It won't be a performance that'll have you jumping up and down, but it'll certainly be atmospheric. With a penchant for atmospheric guitar-playing and male flamenco outfits, her live shows have been described as possessing "superb self-possession and dramatic timing".

  • Goat. No, the goat that went viral doing the screaming bits of Taylor Swift's 'Trouble' is not going on tour. They're an experimental rock and fusion group from Sweden. Though the seven members have been playing together since they were children, and doing live shows for many years, they only released their first album in 2012. They're also one of those bands that wear masks when they perform, for reasons that are "hard to explain in English."

  • Cass McCombs. Born in California, the singer-songwriter has led a nomadic existence for most of his adult life. His music is gentle but powerful, and he has seven albums to draw from. McCombs has also stated that his tombstone will read "Home At Last." You've got a Latitude performance to be getting on with first, Cass.

  • Marika Hackman. Though she's quite a successful model (she was part of a high-profile Burberry campaign), Hackman insists that she's "never been interested in fashion. I want to be taken seriously as a songwriter." Though she's not made it big yet, her music is sincere and promising, putting an unsettling spin on modern folk music. In a good way.

  • Willis Earl Beal: Described by NME as "the most fascinating outsider in the game", Beal's musical style travels through folk, via R&B, with a short stop at gospel. Beal got through to the boot-camp stage of The X Factor USA, before dropping out. Very good call.

  • San Fermin. Named after a Spanish festival (which includes the spectacularly cruel running of the bulls, hence the band's artwork), San Fermin was created by Brooklyn based composer Ellis Ludwig-Leon. Contributions from Passion Pit and Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, combined with the classical composition that Ludwig-Leone is trained in, results in a surprising and complex sound.

  • Son Lux. Ryan Lott, aka Son Lux, was wasted in the world of advert jingles in which he worked from 2007 until 2012. In 2012 he contributed to the orchestrations of the soundtrack to 'Looper', but its his solo music that he'll be showcasing in his Latitude set. Son Lux has been performing his solo music, which is a mix of post-rock and alternative hip hop, since 2008.

  • Nils Frahm. You're unlikely to hear this German musician and composer's music on Radio 1's chart show, but his instrumental sound captivates audiences. "Every space I perform in has its own magic and spirit" he says.

  • Royksopp and Robyn. You're getting two for the price of one with this performance. After announcing a 2014 joint tour, the team are now set to perform together at Latitude. They've already collaborated on 2009 song 'The Girl and the Robot', and predict "one helluva ride" for their live shows together.

  • Damon Albarn: The genre-defying Blur and Gorillaz frontman is finally going solo. Excerpts from Everyday Robots make it sound like a typically dynamic but diverse affair, and all signs point towards it being awesome. As his exclusive UK festival appearance, this is not a show to be missed (but fingers crossed for a few Blur tracks too)

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