“Lonesome Street,” the third and final track from blur’s new album The Magic Whip to be revealed to fans ahead of release, is available now.
The track follows Friday night’s packed secret show for 300 fans at Mode in West London which saw the band play The Magic Whip live and for the first time. For those who didn’t make it to the tiny club, the show was filmed for an exclusive stream on Beats by Dre’s YouTube channel on Wednesday 25th March at 8.00pm PST.
The Magic Whip is released on Warner Bros on April 28th 2015 and is blur’s first album in 16 years with the original four-piece line-up of Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree. The recordings, which began during a five-day break in touring in Spring 2013 – at Avon Studios in Kowloon, Hong Kong – were put aside when the group finished touring and returned to their respective lives. Last November Graham Coxon revisited the tracks and, drafting in blur’s early producer Stephen Street, he worked with the band on the material. Albarn then added lyrics and the 12 tracks of The Magic Whip are the result.
The Magic Whip will be available as a digital download, on CD and as a 2-disc vinyl set.
As the only act ever to play Hyde Park four times, blur will return to the historic London park for a headline show on Saturday 20th June 2015 as part of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.
Listen to ‘Lonesome Street’ BELOW: