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Listen: Damon Albarn teases new music at Poetry Olympics festival in London

Although initial reports claimed that the bouncing and melodic acoustic track constituted new material from Blur, there has been no confirmation if the song from the Poetry Olympics at the Queen Elizabeth Hall set will be used by the Britpop legends or if it will be released in one of Albarn's other musical projects.

Singer Damon Albarn played a new track at a poetry festival in London earlier this week (June 14), a track which was reported by the Consequence Of Sound as being recorded by the singer the very "last week" and is titled "The Puritan".

Although initial reports claimed that the bouncing and melodic acoustic track constituted new material from Blur, there has been no confirmation if the song from the Poetry Olympics at the Queen Elizabeth Hall set will be used by the Britpop legends or if it will be released in one of Albarn's other musical projects.

According to NME, last month (May 23), producer William Orbit told that he had been in the studio with Blur working on new material, but that Albarn had decided to halt the recording sessions. "The new stuff sounded amazing," he said. "Then it all stopped suddenly. It was all over with Damon, and the rest of the band were like, 'Is this it?'."

In April, however, Albarn denied he was finished with Blur after earlier suggesting that their huge Hyde Park reunion gig to coincide with the close of this summer's Olympics in August would be their final show, while last week (June 9), guitarist Graham Coxon admitted that he and his bandmates felt "pressure" from fans to record new material. Meanwhile, the band are due to warm up for the show with a short tour taking in dates in Margate, Wolverhampton and Plymouth, along with headlining Sweden's Way Out West in the same month.

Damon Albarn "The Puritan"

 
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