Blur could come back on the music scene after bassist Alex James commented that the band is considering making new music, according to a recent interview with Steve Lamacq, but it was also hinted that the band could break up again after their reunion show.
The 90s rockers were a huge part of the British rock revival and during an interview with Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music (via NME) on November 14, James, along with Blur drummer Dave Rowntree talked about the band’s upcoming one-time show at Wembley Stadium, which is scheduled for next year, and the possibility of making new music.
Lamacq commented that he could not see the band coming together and not writing any new music, and added that Blur front man Damon Albarn, “Has to write, doesn’t he?”
James replied, “I literally never know what’s going to happen next with Damon,” adding, “It might be the last show, it might [lead to] a new album. It’s part of the fun of it, I literally never know what’s going to happen.”
With Rowntree adding, “It’s part of the terror of being in Blur.”
On the upcoming Wembley gig, Rowntree said, “We’ve been trying to get something happening for some time, but we were thwarted by Covid as much as anything else, the hangover from Covid, because all the venues have been booked up for God knows how long.”
“We’re talking about going back to our roots really,” Rowntree added.
“Obviously, we’ll have dancers and fireworks,” He added satirically, “but apart from that, it’s back to our roots.”
New, younger audiences are also becoming fans of Blur and James stated in the interview that he was surprised by this.
“What amazes me is how Blur’s blown up on socials. It’s crazy how many 18- to 24-year-olds like us, because you can look at all the data and analyze it, right?” James said. “The amount of people that come up to me and go like, ‘Blur’s my daughter’s favorite band,’ or ‘My son’s trying to learn how to play the bass on ‘Song 2’. The music seems to have found a new audience.”