‘Ice Cream Man’ is easily the track that stood out the most when I first listened to the new Blur album. I can’t help but think of the Radiohead b-side ‘Worrywort’ while listening to it, with those familiar Game Boy sounds, taking the music into an electronic 8-bit space.
But of course, once those guitars kick in along with Damon Albarn’s medicinal vocals, we’re in familiar Blur territory. Plenty of kids in their dorm rooms are going to be strumming their guitars along to this one.
Oh and that bass solo in the middle of the track? Wicked.