Britain’s modern take on a musical variety show Later With Jools Holland hosted a pretty impressive roster last night. Blur/Gorrilaz/solo singer Damon Albarn played a song from his Dr. Dee stage show titled “Apple Carts” that included a backing chamber group and operatic singers. Additionally St. Vincent performed “Cruel” off her 2011 album Strange Mercy.
Albarn’s soundtrack to Dr. Dee will be released next week through Virgin Records. St. Vincent is touring in support of Strange Mercy while prepping a collaboration album with the Talking Heads’ David Byrne. St. Vincent’s Annie Clark has stated that she hopes the album will be completed 2013.
Check out both Albarn and St. Vincent’s performances below.
Damon Albarn—“Apple Carts”
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