William Orbit has revealed the original version of Blur's new single 'Under The Westway' which he produced.
Producer Orbit was working with Blur earlier this year but went his separate ways from Damon Albarn and co. after Tweeting about the secret sessions. It is perhaps ironic (or totally unsurprising?) then that Orbit has shown his indiscretion once more and placed an alternative version to the single on Twitter today.
The version is still recognisable as the song which was premiered via a live online stream earlier this month but features far more electronic production and a less epic, windswept feel.
Speaking to 6Music's Steve Lamacq on the same evening that Blur revealed new singles 'Under The Westway' and 'The Puritan', Alex James admitted that the future of the band was undecided but that things were going well at the moment.
"I've got no idea what happens next, or if it ever happens again," he said. Discussing the way in which he, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon and Dave Rowntree work together, James added that "we click back into it like a family at Christmas."
Talking about the strained relationships which saw Blur split in the first place, the ass player continued: "We're not having fist fights any more, but I sort of miss that!"
Alex James has previously cast doubt on the future of Blur, saying he does not know what to expect beyond the huge Hyde Park gig this August.