LISTEN: Damon Albarn Shares Ambitious Lead Track “Polaris” Off New LP

“Polaris,” the lead track and accompanying live performance film from Damon Albarn’s forthcoming new album The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows, has been released today – check it out below..

Polaris follows the earlier release of the haunting title track and, with its infectious choral melody, addresses the guiding star needed for lives blown off course as so many have been during this last year.

To accompany the song’s release, the first in a series of special, cinematic films entitled ‘Sublime Boulevards – Performance Films’ launches today on YouTube. Featuring a performance by Albarn with a full live band alongside a string quartet, captured in black and white, the film series is directed by Transgressive Records founder Toby L and will accompany a selection of the album’s material.


The tracklisting for The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows is:

  1. The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
  2. The Cormorant
  3. Royal Morning Blue
  4. Combustion
  5. Daft Wader
  6. Darkness To Light
  7. Esja
  8. The Tower Of Montevideo
  9. Giraffe Trumpet Sea
  10. Polaris
  11. Particle

Photo Credit: Linda Brownlee

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