Damn Albarn has implored musicians to put some bite into their craft by making more political music.
In an appearance on BBC 6 Music’s The Leisure Society programme with presenter Gemma Cairney, the Blur and Gorillaz honcho was asked about his views on a number of topics including Brexit, the importance of travel and contemporary music. Of the politicisation of the latter, he had the following to say: "It needs to – it really, really needs to,” adding, “The selfie music is not sustainable. Have I made a selfie tune? I probably tried to but my innate obtuse nature prevented me from doing it properly".
In 2015, Albarn issued a similar condemnation of vapid, toothless, "selfie music": "It’s the selfie generation. They’re talking platitudes".
Listen to the full interview here.