One week ahead of ‘The Magic Whip’’s release, new Blur tracks are emerging by the day.
‘Ong Ong’ is the latest to be lifted from Blur’s first album as a four-piece in sixteen years. The band’s own Dave Rowntree gave it a play on his XFM show last night, and it aired on BBC Radio 2 earlier today - the band also gave it a showcase on their special guest slot for last week’s Later… With Jools Holland.
A simple, chant-centric “la la la” ode to keeping it simple, it’s one of the more straightforward cuts on the LP. Going by our track-by-track review of the LP, the song “won’t win any awards for complex songwriting, but when it comes to raw, grin-inducing positivity, it’ll be hard to match.”
Listen to ‘Ong Ong’ below. ‘The Magic Whip’ is out 27th April.