Damon Albarn says Blur may never finish an album they started in 2013 because it was "too hot" where they were recording.
"There are about 15 songs we recorded in Hong Kong," the singer, 46, told told NME. "The annoying thing is, if I'd been able to write the lyrics there and then about being there, we'd have finished the record.
"There was too much commuting between where we were staying and where we were recording and it was a bit too hot.
"I think that's why we didn't get it finished."
Britpop could be making a comeback in the form of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks if Blur bassist Alex James has his way.
The musician, who became a cheese maker before rejoining his band mates in 2012, has applied to the Intellectual Property Office to trademark a range of drinks with the same name that was coined in the early 1990s.
The term Britpop was used to describe the UK music scene at the time of a fierce rivalry between Blur and Oasis.
James, who has also covered food issues as a journalist and broadcaster, could have his application challenged by rival entrepreneurs.