''Tender'' is a pop song, but it’s not at all: I didn’t write that with a pop head on, I wrote that off my head, on my own, distraught. And promoting it, I find myself going off on really alarming tangents in my mind. When people are into something that’s so personal to you, it’s strange, confusing.'' - Damon Albarn
"I remember walking into the studio feeling like shit, for reasons I won't go into, and hearing the vocal to 'Tender' and feeling better again. That's the anodyne quality of some music, assuaging your feelings of guilt and horror. Fortunately, we had it nailed early on. And that makes a really big difference when you've got an obvious global number one. That takes the pressure off." - Alex James (bassist)
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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