FIRST LISTEN: Britpop Fans, Blur is Back (VIDEO)July 10th, 2012 | Posted by in First Listen | Music
Blur fans listen up; the boys are back with two new tracks that feel like a shot of Britpop to your pituitary gland.
The British rockers gave a secret rooftop performance in London recently and livestreamed the new songs – “Under The Westway” and “The Puritan” – on Twitter following up with lyric videos which we have for you here.
“Under The Westway” is a soft, piano-driven ballad that harkens back to Blur’s “Tender” days with my favorite lyric – “Paradise not lost it’s inside you” – suggestive of the preacher teacher that has always lived inside of lead singer, Damon Albarn.
“The Puritan” is a slap-in-yer-face slice of “Tracy Jacks” territory with this sidewinder of a lyric, “I’m waltzing on an amazing pulse/In a pornographic sea” which I think is Damon telling us porn is good…or waltzing is amazing… or the sea is full of porn… or… dammit, just download this song because it rocks!
The songs were written for Blur’s performance Aug. 12 at the 2012 Olympic Games finale in London and will be released on 7-inch Aug. 6.