Dave Rowntree said Blur’s members love each other, but still can’t stand each other in a new Rolling Stone interview.
"It’d be a mistake to say we’re all older and wiser and all the old animosity is now relegated to the past. We love each other and we cannot stand each other, simultaneously, in the way that only family can.”- Dave Rowntree (via Rolling Stone)
— Damon Albarn Unofficial (@DamonUnofficial) July 1, 2023
Blur have shared ‘St. Charles Square’, the latest single to be taken from their upcoming album ‘The Ballad Of Darren’. The song is the second to be taken from the upcoming ninth album from the Britpop legends and follows the lead single ‘The Narcissist’, which arrived earlier this year.
According to a press release, the song sees Damon Albarn and co. capture the same “discordant art-pop swagger” as seen in the band’s earlier discography, with the frontman exclaiming “Cause there’s something down here, and it’s living under the floorboards” during the chorus.
It also describes the chorus as being “encircled by backing vocals that compound the sense of encroaching peril”, alongside the intriguing guitars from longtime member Graham Coxon. The members have already given the track a live debut, and played it at multiple shows in recent weeks.
This included their electric live return for their first warm-up show at Colchester Arts Centre in Essex on May 19, a follow-up show in Eastbourne and an appearance at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival earlier this month.
As reported by NME, What’s more, the track also arrives just before the band are set to perform two highly anticipated performances at London’s Wembley Stadium next month.
Bassist Alex James stated: “There were moments of utter joy. The fact that we all go off and go down our rabbit holes and come back up again and when we do get back together, we’ve all learnt something… There’s always been something very special about when we play together. It’s there right from the get go. I feel fulfilled and blessed.”
The performance was something amazing. Below, we’ve included it for you to check out and let us know how you feel about how Blur are doing these days. Surely, Damon is very busy, but he is still doing exactly what he does best, and that’s entertaining the masses in a way that only he knows how to do the best.