After 12 long years, Blur hit the waves again by releasing their second single from their upcoming comeback album, The Magic Whip.
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Entitled There Are Too Many of Us, this new track speaks of the ills of today’s society: overpopulation, religious fanaticism, conformity, sheeple, and general co-dependence. “There are too many of us / In tiny houses, here and there / Just passing out somewhere / But you don’t care / There are too many of us / It’s plain to see / We all believe in praying / For our immortality.”
It may be rather dark, but it speaks the truth. Listen to the track below.
The Magic Whip launches on April 27, but you can pre-order it now on iTunes to get the singles There Are Too Many of Us and Go Out instantly.
For the meantime, tell us what you think of the band’s newest single in the comments below — did they reinvent themselves or are they just singing another old tune?
Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher have joined together and performed on stage with Paul Weller on drums and Blur guitarist Graham Coxon. Finally, the news that we’ve been waiting for has come true.
It would be remembered that 20 years ago, the two were not on good terms. Their respective bands, Blur and Oasis, have now buried the hatchet and it was a night of peace at the Royal Albert Hall. Noel Gallagher played acoustic guitar and sang as backing vocals for Albarn and Coxon, who performed Blur’s 1999 hit Tender. And to seal the approval of the erstwhile enemies, was no other than the Modfather himself, Paul Weller.
The audience celebrated this unforgettable event as they witnessed this surprise collaboration. Albarn celebrated his 45th birthday to make it doubly special.
Gallagher, who was responsible for the charity’s week of concerts, also performed with his band High-Flying Birds.
Remember the feud between 90′s Britpop bands Blur and Oasis? Well that’s already in the past and members of both groups might do a live performance together.
It would be a dream come true for all the fans of both bands as Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon from Blur are set to play at the Teenage Cancer Trust concert on the very same night with Noel Gallagher, founding member of Oasis.
Gallagher is curating the shows at the Royal Albert Hall for next year and he’s been telling in the interview that he looks forward to sharing the stage together with former archrivals from Blur. If this was 15 years ago, then you wouldn’t imagine this would take place.
Teenage Cancer Trust will be held on March 19 – 24.
Schedule of performers on the show:
Tuesday 19 – Ryan Adams plus special guest Beth Orton
Wednesday 20 – Russell Brand, Noel Fielding with special guests
Thursday 21 – Primal Scream
Friday 22 – Kasabian
Saturday 23 – Noel Gallagher and special guests including Damon Albarn & Graham Coxon
Sunday 24 – Rizzle Kicks, Labrinth
Take a look back as the two bands battle it out for supremacy in their era.
Blur has announced on their website that they will be debuting two songs via live video stream performance worldwide on their Twitter channel @blurofficial at 6:15pm BST on Monday July 2.
The band, which will be streaming live from a secret UK location, will perform Under the WestWay and The Puritan, songs they haven’t performed yet in public. These are written for the upcoming sold-out concert in Hyde Park.
Damon Albarn noted: “I wrote these songs for Hyde Park and I’m really excited about getting out there and playing them for people.”
After performing the first track, an interview with the group will follow then the second song will debut at 7:15pm. Both songs will be available for downloads immediately and a limited edition double A-side 7-inch single will be released on 6th August by Parlophone.
The performance will act as a warm up of sorts for the Britpop icons, who along New Order and The Specials will be topping the bill at London’s Hyde Park on August 12. They will also headline Sweden’s Way Out West festival in August.