Popular band Blur have announced a new album, The Ballad of Darren which is out July 21 via Parlophone. It’s the band’s first new album in eight years following 2015’s The Magic Whip.
Blur drops new song from the album
The announcement arrives with the new song “The Narcissist.” Check out the song, and the album’s artwork from photographer Martin Parr, below. Each member of the band shared a brief summary of the record in a statement.
Blur’s last album ‘The Magic Whip’ was released in 2015’s with the group remaining coy about the prospect of new music since they announced their reformation last year.
The Britpop band has firm roots in Colchester. They had announced four warm-up shows ahead of their European tour, which will see the band take to the world-famous Wembley Stadium for two nights in July. The band is playing this year’s Primavera Sound and will headline two Wembley Stadium shows in July. Before then, they have a show tomorrow in their hometown Colchester, Essex at the Colchester Arts Centre.