Graham Coxon has released new single ‘Falling’ to raise money for the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). Check it out below.
The emotionally driven track was written by songwriter Luke Daniel, a friend of Coxon’s who ended his own life last year after a battle with chronic pain.
It’s now available to stream online, and will be released on vinyl on December 15, with a percentage of the profits going towards Calm.
The track is one of Coxon’s first releases since his last album, which came in the form of 2012’s A+E.
Posting on Twitter after the song premiered on BBC 6Music, Coxon wrote: “Thank you all for your beautiful reactions to “Falling” – your positivity means so much! X”
Despite not releasing a solo album since 2012, Coxon reunited with Blur for 2015’s The Magic Whip and recently featured on Rat Boy’s ‘Laidback’, which was initially released in June.
He also joined forces with Damon Albarn once more to appear at Gorillaz’ Demon Days festival in Margate in June, joining Savages‘ Jehnny Beth during a performance of Gorillaz track ‘We Got The Power’.
Back in March, Albarn also revealed that Coxon almost featured on the recorded version of the song. “At one point this song had Graham, Noel and me on it and it was sort of heading slightly in the wrong direction.”
He added: “It was becoming almost retro in its sort of spirit and way too rocky for this record so I kind of stripped it right back down again. We play it slightly different live then how it is on the record. It’s sort of the song that comes on during the final titles of a film. The climax. I thought Jehnny would take a bit of the testosterone off.”