Blur Reunion Explored in 'New World Towers' Documentary
Published Oct 19, 2015Following a few reunion shows, one-off singles and tons of rumours, Blur finally made a massive comeback this year with The Magic Whip — the band's first full-length album since 2003's Think Tank. Now, the Britpop band's return to the spotlight will be documented in a film titled New World Towers that's due out on December 2 in the UK. An international release is expected to follow.
A press release says the film tells a story of "unfinished business, creative spontaneity and enduring friendship" set against the backdrop of two particularly huge reunion shows. Directed by Sam Wrench, the new documentary will feature footage from the band's historic Hyde Park show in London, as well as an emotional reunion with their audience in Hong Kong.
In addition to live performances, the film also delves behind the scenes into the studio, capturing glimpses into the group's The Magic Whip recording sessions in Hong Kong.
It also shines a light on the dynamic between band members, particularly the partnership between frontman Damon Albarn and guitarist Graham Coxon, as they candidly speak about success and what the future of the group may hold.
Watch a trailer for New World Towers below.
Blur will play two North American shows this week in Los Angeles (October 20) and New York City (October 23).