Blur have revealed the trailer for their new documentary ‘Blur: New World Towers’, which will be released on December 2, and feature their Hyde Park gig this summer.
The documentary is also expected to focus on the Damon Albarn/ Graham Coxon dynamic, going in-depth on how the band’s latest ‘Magic Whip’ came about as the first Blur four-piece album in sixteen years.
‘New World Towers’ – the title of a track on eight album ‘The Magic Whip’ – is the name of a building in Hong Kong. The city features in the film as the location of concert footage that concludes the filming, and as the opening to the album’s story. There will be interviews with band members, and insights that promise to look ‘inside’ the band.
The marketing blurb promises the following:
“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.”
Earlier this week, Graham Coxon revealed that he has an entire solo album written and ‘on hold’, and is already thinking about the album that will follow that. The ‘on hold’ album was recorded alongside ‘A&E’ back in 2012.
Coxon also said this, of new material:
“Funnily enough I woke up today thinking about sound concepts, harmony, mood and rhythm. I might like to go expansive English, a bit like if England had a huge desert is the middle. That kinda sound.”
Blur will play two huge American shows this week, appearing at Hollywood Bowl on October 20th and Madison Square Garden on October 23rd.
Damon Albarn revealed last week that he offered Mike Myers the chance to play with Blur dressed as Austin Powers at the New York show, during ‘Parklife’, but Myers was “unable to do it.”
Watch the trailer for the new documentary via YouTube, below: