Blur drummer Dave Rowntree has released his debut solo single, “London Bridge.”
“When I lived in London things just started happening when I was near London Bridge, going over London Bridge on the bus, or on the tube going underneath London Bridge,” Rowntree explains. “I would just notice events occurring, or have life changing thoughts, make decisions and it was slightly unsettling. I had to confront my London Bridge demons.”
You can listen to “London Bridge” now via digital outlets and watch its accompanying video streaming now on YouTube.
“London Bridge” is the first preview of an upcoming solo “body of work” from Rowntree, the details of which will be announced at a later date.
While “London Bridge” marks Rowntree’s first official solo outing, he’s pursued many interests outside of Blur, including U.K. politics. In 2017, he was elected to Norfolk County Council as a member of the Labour Party, a position he held until 2021.
Meanwhile, Rowntree’s Blur bandmate Damon Albarn just released a new solo album last November and has also been busy with his band Gorillaz. Blur’s most recent album is 2015’s The Magic Whip.
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