Monday June 25, 2012 5:57 pm
Blur to Debut New Tracks Over Twitter
Blur will debut two new tracks over Twitter.
The "Parklife" hitmakers - who will perform at an Olympic Games closing show in London's Hyde Park on August 12 - will premiere two new songs, "Under The Westway" and "The Puritan," next Monday via a live video stream on the social media platform.
"I wrote these songs for Hyde Park and I'm really excited about getting out there and playing them for people," singer Damon Albarn said.
The band - which includes Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree - will be filmed live from a secret UK location. The first song will be broadcast globally on Twitter.com/blurofficial at 6.15pm with an exclusive band interview, followed by the second track at 7:15pm.
"People all over the world are connecting with the musicians they love on Twitter. Blur are taking this idea even further by debuting two new songs through a live stream and having a direct conversation with their fans on the platform," explained Tony Wang, Twitter's UK General Manager.
Both songs will be available to download after the live stream and a limited edition double-A side seven-inch single will be released on August 6.
It has been speculated the "Girls and Boys" hitmakers are to record a new album, their first since 2003's Think Tank. Damon has recently said the group's sound would be "very different" to their 90s Britpop heyday: "There's been, for everybody, an awful lot of water under the bridge, so if we were to do anything - although there are no plans - it would be interesting to see where it would arrive at, because it would be very different, I imagine."
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