Blur and Gorillaz’s Damon Albarn took to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday night (November 12th) where he performed “Darkness to Light.”
The track comes from his recently released album, The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows. Taking to Fallon as the musical guest, Albarn delivered a stunning rendition of “Darkness to Light.” Taking to the stage with a backing band, Albarn strictly focused on delivering compelling vocals.
Albarn and co. performed beneath a black-and-white filter, which added a solemn, artistic energy to the clip. During the moody video, Albarn performs beneath a spotlight. They actually pre-recorded the performance in another location instead of performing live in New York City.
Watch Damon Albarn’s performance of “Darkness to Light” below.
On Friday, Albarn released The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows.
The new album was written and recorded in Iceland. The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows was originally set to be an orchestral piece inspired by the stunning landscapes of Iceland. In 2020, however, Albarn went back to the music during lockdown and developed the tracks. Now, the album explores “fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth,” according to a press release.
You can really hear that stark, emotional sound on “Darkness to Light.”
Revisit the tracklist for the album below, or listen to it here.
The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows Tracklist:
01 – “The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows”
02 – “The Cormorant”
03 – “Royal Morning Blue”
04 – “Combustion”
05 – “Daft Wader”
06 – “Darkness To Light”
07 – “Esja”
08 – “The Tower Of Montevideo”
09 – “Giraffe Trumpet Sea”
10 – “Polaris”
11 – “Particles”