Blur Unveil New Music Video ‘Lonesome Street’

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Blur debut a new music video for the track ‘Lonesome Street’, taken from their upcoming album The Magic Whip.

‘Lonesome Street’ is the third tune to be released by Blur since the shock announcement that they’re bringing out their first LP in 12 years.

The Magic Whip was recorded in Hong Kong and the Chinese influence is evident in their new video. The footage features a lone Chinese man dancing in front of a curtain, which eventually collapses to show a gym full of people performing a sort of Tai Chi dance.

Blur’s new LP features twelve new tracks, and it’s expected to be released in Ireland on April 24th 2015.

Watch the video for ‘Lonesome Street’ below.

 

Blur’s last album Think Tank came out in 2003, after which each of the members went their separate ways, to relax, regroup and work on other projects.

Speaking to the Guardian about The Magic Whip, drummer Dave Rowntree said: “If the music is good everything else follows quite naturally from it. We were all concerned that if we came back with something substandard … it had to be very confident and [we needed to] think it was one of the best things, if not the best thing we’ve done. Otherwise there’s no point. There’s no point in coming back with a mediocre album after all this time.”

Dave’s favourite track on the LP is: “Pyongyang. It’s really beautiful. It’s very hard especially at this stage to have a top-10 list of things. It’s still very fresh.”

Speaking about the recording process, the drummer said: “Yeah, we did five days in Hong Kong and that all seemed to go very well. But it wasn’t until Graham picked up the ball and ran with it and got Stephen Street involved. They did some editing and production work on it and then sent around the initial tracks to everybody to show us what we’d done and we all realised we’d done something quite special.”

“It was very hard at the time while you’re in the midsts of recording to know what you’ve actually done. There were 18 months or so that allowed us to have a bit of perspective on it and allowed Graham and Stephen to do that work and then play it to us. That was the time everyone got very excited about it, and we realised we were actually a lot closer to it than we thought. It’s actually going to be really good.”