Blur – “Lonesome Street”
Blur’s grand comeback album The Magic Whip, their first in 12 years, looms imminent. Before this morning, they’ve shared two of its songs, the wiry “Go Out” and the ponderous “There Are Too Many Of Us.” Now, they’ve got a third one, and it’s way closer to “Go Out,” which means it’s also closer to the snarky guitar-driven Blur of old. “Lonesome Street” has some sophisticated harmonies and some far-out synth sounds, but it’s still recognizably the work of the band who made “Parklife.” It’s a dizzy, driving Britpop basher, and it might be the freshest thing we’ve yet heard from the album. Listen to it below.
The Magic Whip is out 4/28.