Blur Unveil Two New Songs 'Under The Westway' And 'The Puritan' – Audio
3 July 2012, 12:22 | Updated: 3 July 2012, 12:31
The band performed the tracks for the first time during a live stream on Twitter in London last night.
Blur performed two new songs for the first time during a live stream on their Twitter account last night (2nd July) in London.
The group took to the roof of lead singer Damon Albarn's studio to give the first outing of the tracks 'Under The Westway' and 'The Puritan'.
"Down to earth, where the money always comes first, and the sirens sing," sings Damon through the piano lead delicate 'Under The Westway'.
Second track 'The Puritan' shows off the bands more playful side with echoes of their early Britpop style.
Drummer Dave Rowntree called the song "jazz hip-hop" with Damon admitting it shows elements of his hip-hop style which he incorporated in the Gorillaz.
You can view a picture of Blur performing 'Parklife' live at the BRIT Awards 2012 below:
Before the performance, Damon added that the process of the unique session is something "natural" despite his unfamiliarity with the social network platform.
You can listen to Blur's 'Under The Westway' below:
"From my perspective, not having a Twitter account and not being very savvy about things like that the chance of just playing your new music and then for it to be out immediately and for there to be none of that sort of process of reviews and anticipation… It's very natural," he confessed.
"it's what it is, it's direct to the people who're interested and they're allowed to make their mind up entirely on their own as opposed to this ridiculous filtration that stuff seems to have to go through, or used to go through because it is essentially a dying form."
You can listen to Blur's 'The Puritan' below:
The songs have been written to accompany the group's upcoming Olympics closing ceremony show which will take place in Hyde Park on 12th August.