19 Jun 2022

Back on top: music producer William Orbit on his return to music

William Orbit was one of the great pop architects of the Y2K era, including Madonna’s Grammy-winning Ray of Light and the critically-acclaimed Blur album 13.

His record sales soared to a staggering 200 million – turning him into the go-to producer for likes of Prince, U2, Kraftwerk and Queen. But then a move to LA coincided with a string of high-profile flops.

Four years ago – after moving back to the UK, his drug addiction was compounded by a nervous breakdown. But that’s all changed, his creativity is back, with a second album on the way – as he’s been telling Krishnan Guru Murthy.