Hong Kong Inspired New Blur Album

Hong Kong, says The Guardian, is ‘a magical place for Blur. It’s the city they were stranded in for five days in 2013 when the Tokyo Rocks festival they were due to play was cancelled, leaving them with nothing to do but spend a week jamming together on the demos Albarn had knocking around on his iPad. The end result was “The Magic Whip,” Blur’s first album in 12 years, and one which was almost entirely inspired by the city, from the neon ice-cream artwork to the lyrics concerning overpopulation (“There are Too Many of Us”) and the recent pro-democracy protests (“Ice Cream Man”).’

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