Graham Coxon on the Blur reunion: ‘Pop doesn’t have to be a fleeting thing’

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The former Britpop superstars stunned everybody by saying their first album together for 16 years. Guitarist Graham Coxon explains the way it began with an opportunity assembly in Hong Kong …

When a big-name pop band gets back collectively after an extended gap it typically counts as more than a music business occasion or a information headline. For these people who fell in love with a gaggle throughout their youth, the reunion can feel like assembly up with their younger selves again. Vocals and sounds that when defined a temper are out of the blue again in foreign money.

So the members of Blur – singer Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, bass participant Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree – trod very rigorously and quietly as they put all the pieces in place earlier than going public with news of their album The Magic Whip, the first they have made as a four-piece for 16 years. In the 1990s their band stood for a cocky, clever type of dissent and, as Coxon informed the Observer, they did not need to say they have been again till they knew what that they had.

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