The Good, The Bad & The Queen have today shared a live video of their performance in Le Trianon, Paris last month. Watch it on Gigwise below.
The live performance visual done in intimate surrounds for such a legendary band - Albarn, Tony Allen, The Clash's Paul Simonon, and The Verve's Simon Tong all in one band - is of the third cut from Merrie Land: the dub-waltz 'Nineteen Seventeen'.
Streaming on Youtube, it comes as the band are heightening anticipation for a Sunday night performance on Glastonbury Festival’s Park Stage and a headline show at London’s Somerset House on 17 July.
The track is a poetic, Brexit-lamenting waltz and Paul Simonon emphasises its multi-dimensional life as a work of art.
"There’s two ways you could hear the song… It’s like a letter to someone you’re leaving… In some ways, you could refer that to the present situation we’re involved in with the United Kingdom and Europe. There are parallels there, in some ways.”
"On what, by my conservative tally, must be Damon Albarn’s gazillionth album, the Bard of Essex finally returns to the topic that made him a household name in the Parklike era. That is, the English. Us. Our beauty, a bit, but mostly our ugliness; our infuriating fucking weirdness. The geopolitical elephant in the room tramples over every blade of grass, natch – they could quite easily have named this record ‘Article 50’."