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Damon Albarn releases wistful new single ‘Particles’

Blur and Gorillaz’s Damon Albarn has shared his wistful new single, “Particles.”

“Particles” is an absolutely stunning track, built atop sounds of water and gentle nature-like buzzing. The subtle, yet impactful instrumentals highlight the single’s lyrics perfectly, as Albarn sings, “The particles are joyous/ As they alight on your skin.”

The track comes from Albarn’s forthcoming solo album, The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows. The record is out on November 12th via Transgressive Records, and you can pre-order it here. “Particles” follows the recently released “Polaris,” which premiered on Indie88.

Listen to “Particles” below.
 


 
“Polaris,” on the other hand, leaned into an infectious chorus. Throughout “Polaris,” Damon Albarn sings of the need for a guiding star after many lives were blown off course through the pandemic. With catchy percussion and pulsing keys, this uplifting tune is sure to get you inspired. Revisit “Polaris” here.

Damon Albarn’s forthcoming studio album 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 Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows, explores “fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth,” according to a press release.

Check out the tracklist for The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows below.
 

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”

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