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Blur's Dave Rowntree unveils debut solo single "London Bridge"

05 July 2022, 17:41 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Blur drummer Dave Rowntree has delivered his first solo single "London Bridge".

"London Bridge" is Rowntree's first outing as a solo artist, and is accompanied by a Cauboyz-directed video. The song was written by Rowntree and Gary Go, and production from Leo Abrahams.

"When I was in my early 20s, in Colchester, I would start to see the number 126 everywhere," Rowntree explained. "I lived at a house that was 126, I’d get a bus that was 126. It felt to me that the universe was trying to alert my attention to 126 for some reason, even though the rational part of me knew that that was bollocks."

"So, "London Bridge" was one of those," he continued. "Things just started happening when I was near London Bridge, or going past on the bus, or on the tube going underneath London Bridge. I would just notice events occurring, and it was slightly unsettling."

He added, "I had to confront my London Bridge demons and that’s what the song is about."

Rowntree also said of going solo, "I’m really excited to release my first single as a solo artist. It’s from a body of work that I’ve been putting together over the last couple of years, and I’m humbled to be releasing it on the legendary Cooking Vinyl label."

Dave Rowntree's "London Bridge" single is out now on Cooking Vinyl.
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