Blur – “There Are Too Many of Us”
A month ago, Blur announced the imminent release of The Magic Whip, their eighth album and their first in 12 years. They also shared the first single “Go Out,” which harkened back to the giddy, ragged, melodic Blur of the Britpop era. Tonight, the band will play the whole new album at a secret show somewhere in West London. And today, they shared a second song, an overpopulation-blues lament called “There Are Too Many Of Us.” Musically, it’s closer to the Blur of 2003’s Think Tank, with synths and strings and vocoders that show some serious Berlin-era Bowie influence. The song comes paired with video of Blur playing it in what looks like a practice space, and you can check it out below.
The Magic Whip is out 4/28.