Watch: Damon Albarn's video for 'Everyday Robots' debuts

Watch: Damon Albarn's video for 'Everyday Robots' debuts

Hot on the heels of the details of Blur frontman Damon Albarn's first solo LP 'Everyday Robots comes the video for the title track, which you can watch below, as well as a bit of a strange revelation about the inspiration behind one of the other tracks.

Speaking to Rolling Stone about the process of making an album separate from either of his bands - Blur or Gorillaz - Albarn explained that the songs he and producer Richard Russell chose for the long player came from a selection of 60-70 songs and some had an interesting backstory, including Mr Tembo, which he wrote for a baby elephant.

Explained Albarn; "It was for a baby elephant I met in a place called Mkomazi, in Tanzania. It was recently orphaned and walked onto this aerodrome; the people I know took it in and called it Mr. Tembo. I was there, and I met this little elephant, and he was very sweet. I sang it to him. It was recorded on a phone, and in a light-hearted moment, I put it on a list for Richard. He said, "I'd really like you to try that," so I did. And did the elephant like it? "To be honest to you, when I sang it to the elephant, it shat itself. Because it was on milk, it was white elephant baby poo, if you can imagine that. It's quite something at close vicinity."

Albarn also revealed who else appears on the album alongside him; "Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes sings a ghostly echo of my voice on the song "Selfish Giant." And Brian Eno sings a verse on the last song. He's a neighbor: I used to go to a health club that he goes to as well, but he always did much more interesting things than I did. I'd be on a mind-numbing running machine, and he took water aerobics classes. He was very Eno about it."

The new single will be released on March 3, with the album following on April 28/29.

Watch Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots

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