Blur Reveal Trailer for Behind the Scenes Documentary ‘New World Towers’
Back in April, Blur made a comeback that was seven years in the making, and it will be captured in the upcoming documentary New World Towers.
The film, which takes its name from The Magic Whip song of the same name, follows the Britpop four-piece from their concert at London’s Hyde Park in 2012 to the making of The Magic Whip -- their first album more than a decade -- to a gig in Hong Kong shortly after the album’s release.
Director Sam Wrench compiles concert footage alongside interviews. In the trailer, which you can watch above, the band discusses the tenuous process behind The Magic Whip -- following spur-of-the-moment recording sessions in Hong Kong, the album was shelved until Graham Coxon returned to it a year later.
“It was horrible knowing that we had done something that was really good that didn’t look like it was gonna see the light of day,” Damon Albarn says in the documentary’s trailer.
New World Towers will premiere on Dec. 2 in the U.K. An international release date is yet to be announced.
Blur have two major U.S. gigs on the books. They’ll play the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 20 followed by a concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Oct. 23. Courtney Barnett will serve as their opener.