Film will be released on December 2
Blur have shared a new clip from their forthcoming documentary film, Blur: New World Towers.
The feature-length film will be released on December 2, and focuses on the band’s London gig at Hyde Park during the summer.
“Everything happens within the two hours,” Graham Coxon says in the newly shared clip. “We’ll love each other again, we’ll think ‘God, you’re a flipping brilliant drummer’ or things like that… But then we’ll be like ‘Oh you flipping knob’, as well.”
“All of us become Blur when we’re onstage. We leave ourselves at the side of the stage and return back into ourselves when we leave the stage,” Albarn adds.
The documentary is expected to focus on the Damon Albarn/Graham Coxon dynamic, going in-depth on how ‘The Magic Whip’ came into being as Blur’s first album as a four-piece in 16 years.
‘New World Towers’ – the title of a track on the aforementioned eighth album – is the name of a building in Hong Kong. The city features in the film as the location of concert footage that concludes the documentary, as well as the opening to the album’s story. There will be interviews with band members, and material that promises to look ‘inside’ the band.
A blurb for the film reads as follows: “Featuring stunning live material with previously uncaptured songs alongside intimate moments following the band in the studio, New World Towers isn’t just a chance to witness a band at the very height of their powers, but also a rare opportunity to see the members at their most candid, as they reflect on their success and speculate about their future.”
Watch a trailer for the documentary below: