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BREAKING NEWS: Blur Set To Release Magic Whip–Their First New Album in 12 Years

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Unless we’re wildly off the mark, it looks as though Blur are set to release a new album.

The legendary London band have made some specifically cryptic moves in the last 24 hours that can mean only one thing: new music is forthcoming.

This morning the Sun posted a picture of a neon ice-cream cone alongside some Chinese characters. How did that help us conclude the follow-up to the 2003’s Think Tank is on the way?

Follow this math:

1. Blur were rumored to have been recording in Hong Kong recently–a fact that singer Damon Albarn confirmed back in July.

2. The translation of the lettering that flanks the ice-cream cone translates from Mandarin to English as “Blur Magic Whip.”

3. The bit in the Sun declared the graphic was set to be the cover of a new record by “a massive band.”

4. It also added that the band in question was releasing this record “…more than a decade after their last full studio release.” Tipping their hand even more, it continued to mention that the last record was released in the Chinese Year Of The Goat.

5. Think Tank was released in the Chinese Year Of The Goat.

Although Blur had purportedly recorded close to 20 songs last summer in Hong Kong, in an interview with the NME singer Damon Albarn suggested the album might never come out. Although the sessions dated back all the way to 2013, Albarn seemed content to keep the album unfinished. “There are about 15 songs we recorded in Hong Kong,” he told the publication. “The annoying thing is, if I’d been able to write the lyrics there and then about being there, we’d have finished the record. But sometimes, if you can’t do it all at once, it dissipates really and I don’t know what I’d sing about now with that record. There’s some great tunes on there, but it may just be one of those records that never comes out.”

Check out the video for the new single “Go Out” below: