First Single from Damon Albarn's Dr. Dee

Blur frontman Damon Albarn has premiered the first single from his upcoming Dr. Dee opera, The Marvelous Dream. The track is taken from Damon's upcoming solo release, putting aside his many side-projects in favour of something a little more subtle.

The mellow track will most likely be welcomed by Blur fans, as it sounds a lot like the legendary indie band at their most reflective.

Damon recently came under fire from former Streets frontman Mike Skinner who claimed:

"Damon Albarn needs to stop, [his music is] a bit mad. Elder musicians can look ridiculous trying to keep up with the kids."

The Marvelous Dream is anything but mad, and is 'one in the eye for Skinner with the tracks maturity and sobriety'. The video is accompanied by a lingering shot of John Dee House, a block of council flats named after the same mathematician on which Albarn's opera is based.

Blur are set to perform at London's Hyde Park this summer.