Damon Albarn is introducing the world to Mr. Tembo. The title character in a new song from the Blur frontman's debut solo album Everyday Robots is an orphaned baby elephant he met on a trip to Tanzania.
Tembo inspired Albarn to write one of the jauntier tunes on Everyday Robots, and now the pachyderm is starring in the song's new video. The clip features Albarn performing "Mr. Tembo" with his new band the Heavy Seas at a church in London while the real Mr. Tembo is seen strolling around the savannah on a TV in the venue.
Albarn is scheduled to hit the road in support of Everyday Robots at the end of the month. The trek starts in the U.K., but he'll make his way to the U.S. next month starting June 6th at the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City.