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ICYMI: Blur shared a new song called "My Terracotta Heart" over the weekend

20 April 2015, 15:56 | Written by Laurence Day

Blur shared a new song over the weekend called "My Terracotta Heart", reportedly a track that uses a big chartreuse highlighter over some of the rawer moments the band's endured.

In our Track By Track dissection of the new record, Senior Editor Thomas Hannan said:

"Where “I Broadcast” is a little Blur by numbers, “My Terracotta Heart” is the kind of music one could only have dreamt they'd be making on their comeback record. One of the saddest songs in their canon, the guitar here has been described as “crying” by Coxon, while Albarn’s heart-on-sleeve lyrics directly address his turbulent friendship with his returning bandmate (“we were more like brothers, but that was years ago”). Damon has written songs for Graham before (Think Tank’s “Sweet Song” is a tender statement on their break up), but Graham’s never played on the tunes, and though this was reportedly pretty much completed musically before Albarn put any lyrics to it, the fit is glove-like. Dave Rowntree’s percussion is here is his best on the record as well. So, nice one Dave. A beer, for you."

The Magic Whip is released 27 April on Polydor.

Listen to "My Terracotta Heart" below.

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