Blur announce first new album in eight years

Titled The Ballad of Darren, is due for release in July. It would mark the iconic British band's first new album in eight years, following the release of The Magic Whip in 2015. The album is comprised of 10 new tracks, with the first song, The Narcissist, out now. "This is an aftershock record, reflection and comment on where we find ourselves now," frontman Damon Albarn said of the new record in a statement obtained by Pitchfork. Guitarist Graham Coxon added: