The band also posted the first bit of new music from the LP, a lyric video for the song "Go Out." The song is a simmering rocker, with single-note post-punk guitar slashes that eventually swell into again-fashionable '90s fuzz. Singer Damon Albarn is back in his usual droll setting: He sounds tongue in cheek, bummed out and earnest all at once as he tries to rally and hit the pub: "to the local, to the lo-o-o-o-col."
And the lyric video is even more endearing: The clip is filmed in the cheeky style of no-budget, psychedelically random karaoke filler video of a woman making ice cream.
Blur and Albarn haven't been absent from music in recent years. Albarn released a well-received solo album, "Everyday Robots," in 2014, and Blur headlined a split bill with the Stone Roses at the
Blur said it will return to the stage at London's Hyde Park on June 20, but no U.S. tour dates have been set yet.