British band Blur will release its first single after seven years of silence later this month. The single will be available for the Record Store Day on April 17 and it will be a limited edition vinyl record with only 1,000 copies.
Blur supports the Record Store Day that support independent record stores that had problems surviving in the digital download age. Blur frontman Damon Albarn said: “We want independent record stores to continue, they’re an important part of our musical culture. Music is a simple way for Blur to show our support and we hope people like it.”
According to the Record Store Day organizer Spencer Hickman “Blur went into the studio a couple of weeks ago,” he said.
The release may anticipate a full Blur reunion. The band fell apart in 2002 after guitarist Graham Coxon left during the recording of their last album, Think Tank. Last summer the popular group played major shows at London’s Hyde Park and the Glastonbury and T in the Park festivals. The song come after the band’s successful reunion last summer.
There are no news yet about the possibility of a new album. Blur’s record label EMI said there are no plans to release the track on any other formats.