'The Magic Whip': the new Blur is coming

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The British group Blur will release his new album «The magic whip«The first in more than twelve years, announced its leader and singer, Damon Albarn. The musician also confirmed in a press conference that the band will participate on June 20 in the "British Summer Time" macro concert in Hyde Park, where they will coincide with other artists such as Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue and The Who.

«We made a new album«Celebrated Albarn, who was accompanied in his appearance by other members of the band, founded in London in 1998, with guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree. Coxon explained that the recording of "The Magic Whip" began in Hong Kong after the cancellation of a concert, so the band decided "to take advantage of a few days, five or six days." The first single is «Go out»And here we can listen to it:

 

"It was all Coxon's fault," Albarn interrupted the guitarist, adding that, in fact, the studio recording was originally composed of "just jam sessions" and that producer Stephen Street was later recruited to decide if there was material. for a new job. In this regard, Street, a producer in the past on other projects for Blur and The Smiths and, more recently for Kaiser Chiefs and Babyshambles, said today that the London quartet had "complete freedom to present their ideas."

Some of these new tracks "might not sound" like the old Blur, Coxon acknowledged, though Alex James insisted that "it all fell into place perfectly." "I think we weren't really thinking we were making a record," added the bassist, a feeling Albarn corroborated by admitting that "it didn't take any effort." The singer indicated that the inspiration for composing some of the song lyrics came from recent student demonstrations in Hong Kong and a trip to North Korea.

He was also not clear when explaining why the sound of the new album has been influenced by the fact that it is recorded in the Far East: "I don't know what, but it has had an influence", it is a very urban album. It's very, very nice to have something in our hands that we can be proud of, "added Albarn.

More information | Parlophone reissues Blur's 'Live at the Budokan' this month
Via | EFE


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