Fool's Day

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"Fool's Day"
Single by Blur
from the album Blur 21
Released 17 April 2010
Format Limited edition 7"
Free download
Recorded Early–April 2010
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:27
Label Parlophone, EMI
Writer(s) Damon Albarn
Graham Coxon
Alex James
Dave Rowntree
Producer(s) Blur
Blur singles chronology
"Good Song"
(2003)
"Fool's Day"
(2010)
"Under the Westway"/"The Puritan"
(2012)
Music video
"Fools Day" on YouTube

"Fool's Day" is a song by English alternative rock band Blur. It was the band's first single since 2003's "Good Song". The track was released as a 7" for Record Store Day, with only 1000 copies made.[1] On 18 April 2010, to "avoid fans having to illegally obtain an inferior copy of this track from pirate sites",[2] the band made the song a free download on their website in both MP3 and WAV formats.[3] The single is the first featuring guitarist Graham Coxon since 2000's "Music Is My Radar".

Reception[edit]

Reception of the highly anticipated single was generally positive. NME reviewer Matt Wilkinson called the single "a bit bloody fantastic" in his review of the song.[4] This Is Fake DIY's Stephen Ackroyd stated in his review that "It'd be fair to say elements of every era [of the band's sound] find themselves sitting pretty, though in such a way it still feels fresh – understated, sure, but with a touch of magic few other bands can match".[5] The Guardian's Tim Jonze said it was "rather lovely".[6]

Music video[edit]

Despite its small release, the song had a music video. Although all direction and production in the video is unknown, it completely consists of a close-up of a record needle, playing the "Fool's Day" 7" vinyl. It was posted up onto the Parlophone YouTube page in 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blur announce Fool's Day single. BBC. 14 April 2010.
  2. ^ Blur release first new material since 2003 - read the first review of 'Fool's Day'. NME. 17 April 2010.
  3. ^ Download New Blur - "Fool’s Day". 17 April 2010.
  4. ^ Wilkinson, Matt. Blur's 'Fool's Day' - The First Review. NME. 17 April 2010.
  5. ^ Ackroyd, Stephen. Blur - Fool’s Day. This Is Fake DIY. 17 April 2010.
  6. ^ Jonze, Tim. New music: Blur – Fool's Day: It's the Blur boys' first new material since 2003. The Guardian. 19 April 2010.

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