Blur Premiere New Single/Video “St Charles Square”

Blur Premiere New Single/Video "St Charles Square"

Britpop legends Blur have premiered their new single “St Charles Square” and its accompanying video.

This is the second taste of their highly-anticipated album ‘The Ballad of Darren‘, due to be released on July 21 via Parlophone. Pre-order it here.

Speaking about it in an interview with Zane Lowe, Damon Albarn said:

Well, I was just really relieved it went this way in the studio. I mean, I kind of in my demo, it sort of alluded to it, because of the chords that hold in the chorus. It’s got that chug to it. But Graham really went with that. And yeah, it’s got an amazing atmosphere. Everybody’s playing really well on that thing. Do you know what the whole thing has really felt like, we’re sort of somewhere in 1992, something like that, ’92, ’93. We’re just sort of back. I don’t know. And when we go on stage, that’s we’re where we start off really… I’ve always kind of felt like it’s not just about singing about yourself. You’ve got to kind of bring where you’re singing it and writing it with you.

Watch the Toby L-directed video below.

Blur “St Charles Square”

Produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode) and recorded at Studio 13, London and Devon, The Ballad of Darren is the band’s ninth studio album, their first since 2015’s The Magic Whip.

BLUR Upcoming Tour Dates

06 Hérouville-Saint-Clair – Beauregard Festival Normandy, France
08 Wembley Stadium London, Uk
09 Wembley Stadium London, Uk
14 Vieilles Charrues Festival Brittany, France
22 Lucca Summer Festival Lucca, Italy

08 Lokerse Feesten Lokeren, Belgium
10 Øya Festival Oslo, Norway
11 Way Out West Festival Gothenburg, Sweden
13 Flow Festival Helsinki, Finland
19 Summer Sonic 2023 Tokyo, Japan
20 Maishima Sonic Park, Summer Sonic 2023 Osaka, Japan

NOV 21 Movistar Arena Bogotá, Colombia