The Blur guitarist tells NME.COM that 'Crow Sit In Blood Tree' has been recorded as catharsis to a "general malaise"....

BLUR‘s GRAHAM COXON has recorded another solo album to be released in July, NME.COM can reveal – and he recorded, mixed and mastered the entire project in just two weeks!

Speaking exclusively to NME.COM, Graham described the new album, called ‘Crow Sit In Blood Tree’ as having a “therapy vibe” and said it had been recorded as catharsis to a “general malaise” he had been feeling.

The album will be released at the end of July through Graham’s own Transcopic label, through which he released his last two solo albums. Again, he is responsible for the cover art and he’s also making five short films to go with a selection of songs from the record.

“It’s quite a precious record to me,” he said. “I always seem to write songs at some sort of crisis point…that’s why I recorded it very fast. I finished it last Friday (June 1).”

However, Graham refused to be drawn on what exactly had created his personal crisis this time.

“There’s always something, isn’t there?” he mused. “I dunno, it was just sort of, general Camden psychosis I think. It was written in a general malaise – pretty much in the deeper depths of the dark little sea of me.”

The full interview will be published in NME.COM features later today – click back to read what Graham has to say about fatherhood, the Lou Reed influence on ‘Crow Sit In Blood Tree’, Blur and Gorillaz