Holy-cats it’s Blur! We haven’t heard from them since 2010′s “Fool’s Day,” a one off for that year’s Record Store Day. So why two new songs? Why now? Is an album on the way? A tour?
No one knows, but we can sure as hell hope.
“Under the Westway” is a pretty ballad that showcases just how strong and distinct Damon Albarn’s voice remains after all these years. Carried by its pleasant piano, and wonderful background vocals the song really stands out when it gets loud. Littering the song are sharp fits of heavy, distorted guitar and thundering timpani; making the quiet piano surrounding it all the more powerful.
Way more upbeat is “The Puritan.” A peppy, electro-pop number packed to the gills with instruments, chanting, and magnificent, other-worldly sounds. Exactly what you want to hear from Blur. ”The Puritan” also showcases the influence of one of Albarn’sother projects, which is such a great thing.
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