Blur to tweet new songs

By | Published on Monday 25 June 2012


Blur will debut two new songs via Twitter on 2 Jul (@blurofficial), one at 6.15pm and the other at 7.15pm. I think the songs are going to be played and streamed live. The hour gap is so there’s time for the whole world to express their excitement and joy at the new pieces of Blur gold via the twitosphere. Or so they can tweet “why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why?” 408 times.

The tracks, ‘Under The Westway’ and ‘The Puritan’, have been written for the band’s upcoming appearance at one of those slightly embarrassing Olympics gigs in Hyde Park. Says Damon Albarn: “I wrote these songs for Hyde Park and I’m really excited about getting out there and playing them for people.”

And says the man from Twitter: “People all over the world are connecting with the musicians they love on Twitter. Blur is 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. They know what their fans want and are setting the pace for the future of artist engagement online”.

Remind yourself how utterly awful the early version of ‘Under The Westway’, debuted by Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon at a pre-BRITs party in London earlier this year, was here. And you can watch a video of Alex James explaining what’s going on next Monday here: