Long after the news that Blur is reuniting, we finally have the first new song from the band in 7 years – and it’s really good. Albarn jumps out of the animated, wild Gorillaz world and lands perfectly back inside the English rock realm of Blur with a mellow, soothing melody that takes you back to early Britpop years, but in a weird way, is also slightly reminiscent of Gorillaz (do you hear a little “Kids With Guns” in this?).
We want independent record stores to continue — they’re an important part of our musical culture,” singer Damon Albarn said in a statement. “Music is a simple way for Blur to show our support and we hope people will like it.
UPDATE: The band just made a high quality version of the song available for free on their website. Looks like the download cuts off, so until they fix that, grab it below. Thanks to ListenBeforeYouBuy.