Newly reformed “Post-break up” Britpop band Blur have announced that, as proof that they are still a musical entity worth writing news posts about, they will perform two new songs on July 1st via Twitter. They’re titled “Under The Westway,” and in case you thought Damon Albarn’s obsession with middle-ages society was something reserved for his solo projects, the other is called “The Puritan.” In the video below, bassist Alex James outlines the differences between the two songs, their reasons for accepting the offer to perform at the closing ceremonies at the Olympics, and notes that performing new songs live on Twitter is “the first time anything like that’s been done,” which doesn’t sound true, but whatever. But it wouldn’t be a piece of Blur news if the band’s brand wasn’t bolstered by rampant speculation on their future, which James graciously provides, saying "who knows if it will ever happen again, whether this is the end, or the beginning of the next chapter." It’s worth noting that this metaphorical book might not even exist at this point; it might just be a short story, a novella or a bawdy harlequin romance, between the members of Blur and the tender hearts of their fans. But at this point, there is a Blur concert, on August 12th, in London's Hyde Park. Till then, they can play with our hearts a little longer.
- CHART TV