Blur’s eighth studio album, “The Magic Whip”, will be released April 27, 2015: the beginning of a new era in the band’s history is very close.
To set the mood, we offer you stories of creating 24 songs of pioneers of Brit-pop.
“Beetlebum” talks about Damon Albarn’s passion for heroin. “That period in the lives of many people was obscured by heroin. A lot of what happened then.”
Perhaps their most famous song, “Song 2,” was just a draft. “I remember I had a terrible hangover. I tried to come up with a name for the series that my friend wrote about rock wives. And then it dawned on me,” Hits and Mrs! “. And on this, I decided, my day job is over. That same thing with “Song 2.” We didn’t Continue reading
Actually, we wanted to write about the “asshole from the working class,” but the quote above is more shocking.
After the meeting of Daniel Koch with the musician, the realization came: Noel Gallagher is a damn sweet guy, and not at all a boisterous asshole, as many people used to see him. He only pretends to be that way and it gives him a lot of pleasure.
A conversation with Noel Gallagher is very difficult to reflect in writing. Not because this person has nothing to say – on the contrary: he cuts one caustic official statement after another, you can immediately give it to the press. But the first problem arises already in translation: the use of the words “fuck, fuckin ‘, Continue reading
“You don’t have to sit with your laptop or synthesizer looking for new ideas. Sometimes three musicians in the same room may discover something new. We wanted to take this approach when creating the album.” (Muse)
1. Back to basics
Even before Muse sat in the studio to work on the seventh album, Matthew Bellamy said that the group was going to change course. According to him, the day after the concert in Rome, which was released on the DVD “Live at Rome Olympic Stadium” and was shown in movie theaters, he realized that they had gone too far with experimentation. It was time, he decided, to remind ourselves who they were and return to the roots.
“When I say that I want to go back to the roots, I don’t mean that I’m going to write the same music that we composed at the very beginning – this would be crazy. I mean, we intend to return to the thinking that Continue reading