Sunday Suggestion – Blur – She’s So High

With the news of the first Blur album since 2003 with The Magic Whip; why not have a taste of their very first with their debut album Leisure. One of the main singles from this album was ‘She’s So High’. Recorded and released in 1990 it was a sign of the decade to come with the slack, distorted riffs and the bouncing bass lines with hints of the decade it had left behind with the echoed percussion and faithful early shoegaze tinged vocal. Unlike elements of the genre today, each part of the instrumentals are easily distinguished from one another whilst the spacious quality is still created chiefly through Damon Albarn’s strung out and daydreaming vocal with Coxon’s harmonies extending it. The ‘Madchester’ elements from this song are undeniable too, yet it’s clear with this track that Blur had a slightly more broadened outlook at the time and it would serve them well throughout the decade.

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