February 19, 2015


Blur Returns with "Go Out," Announces New Album

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Damon Albarn's recent solo activities (his Everyday Robots album, his performance for an actual crowd of robots in Japan) have had us wondering whether Blur would be making a comeback any time soon. The official answer, as of today, is yes. The English band will return, for the first time since 2003's Think Tank, on April 28 with The Magic Whip. 

"We didn't have much [equipment]; it was like back when we first started recording stuff," Albarn told BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe. The record—Blur's eighth—was made in Hong Kong in just five days. Check out the quirky, fuzzy first single, "Go Out," right here:

There's no word whether Blur will tour the new album or not, although word arrived just a few weeks ago that the Gorillaz are also coming back soon. While you wait for The Magic Whip, why not comb through our collection of 15 things you might not have known about Blur?