Earlier this year, Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon premiered the first new Blur song since Record Store Day 2010 at a War Child benefit in London—a plaintive, piano-driven number called "Under the Westway" which fans at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire buzzed about—"It’s a new one!" Today, the band released "Westway" and another new one, "The Puritan," in all their clean studio glory and with handy lyrics videos so you can memorize them in time to sing along and wave your lighters at home while watching the band at the London Olympics closing ceremony. The "Westway" video even has sheet music! (And very Olympics-closing-ceremony-astute lyrics, we might add: "When the Flags coming down/and the last post sounds/just like a love song…"). "The Puritan," with its neon-sign-flashing lyrics video, is the more danceable of the two, heavy on the synths and buzzy noises and complete with a "la la la" refrain.
Have a listen to both below. Goodnight, everybody!
"Under The Westway":