Fans of Britpop giants Blur who are lucky enough to be attending the Olympic Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert this summer ought to get out their Blur music t-shirts, according to bass player Alex James.
The Britpop legends are playing at the concert, and the musician-turned-cheesemaker told Jeremy Clarkson during an appearance on Top Gear that they will be showcasing a brand new track – an anthemic and emotional track that sounds “like a hymn.”
The Olympic Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert takes place in Hyde Park on 12 August, with sets by Blur, New Order and The Specials.
James denied that Blur are working on a new album, although the band did reveal a new track earlier this year, ‘Under the West Way’, at a War Child benefit gig. Here’s that performance:
And here’s four more of the best by Blur, just for your listening pleasure. Firstly, taking us right back to the band’s indie origins, is There’s No Other Way, from 1991.
Of course, it’s the Britpop explosion that Blur are best known for, and here’s the song that kicked it all off, in 1994…
Perhaps the biggest hit from the Parklife album, however, was this, recently performed at the 2012 Brit Awards, if any more prove was needed of its enduring qualities.
And just to show that Blur can rock out with the best of them, here’s the understatedly-named ‘Song 2’, which actually sounds anything but!