The are-they/aren’t-they saga over the Blur reunion continues, with hints that the Britpop band may be about to record a new album. We know for sure that Damon Albarn’s group is going to appear at the Brit Awards this year, where they will pick up an Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.
But the NME reports that we may be about to see some new recordings from Blur. Producer William Orbit, who worked on the album 13 with the band, has been tweeting about recent recordings with both Albarn and guitarist Graham Coxon.
"Hi Graham! Loving the guitars you laid down! Vocal session March 3!" he tweeted. Orbit also wrote a message to the World Circuit Records label, about their artist Fatoumata Diawara. "I just found out that she has done tracks with Damon A, who I'm in the studio with from Wednesday!" he wrote.
The links to an actual Blur record seem tenuous at best here—it’s possible these could be solo projects, or one of Albarn’s many other bands. But it does seem like an extraordinary coincidence that Orbit would be working with both Blur members separately. Whatever happens, it seems likely that Orbit won’t be tweeting quite so freely in the future.