Blur got together on the same stage at the 2009 NME Awards and are promoting British gas. At the same time, Blur guitarist (and much more) Graham Coxon is about to release his seventh solo effort The Spinning Top. We’re told it’s a concept album that follows a man from birth to death. The first single, “Sorrow’s Army,” premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show a couple days ago. Not sure where this takes place in the subject’s life, but judging from the sadness and the goodbyes, I’m guessing it’s more toward the end.
The Spinning Top is out 5/11 via Transgressive. The “Sorrow’s Army” single is out 4/18. Before any of that, Graham will be at SXSW. He has the specifics at his MySpace.