Both the graphic novel and its soundtrack album are coming next month
Graham Coxon has announced a soundtrack album to accompany the new graphic novel Superstate.
The project has seen Coxon working with writers Alex Paknadel and Helen Mullane to devise 15 different stories for the novel, each of which is soundtracked by an original song that has been written and recorded by the Blur guitarist.
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“Superstate is a story of escape in a society where war rages between the forces of negativity and positivity, encouragement and discouragement,” Coxon said in a statement.
“Where only the struggle from oppression, chaos and brutality leads to the fragile road to freedom. A road that burns its way through the far reaches of space to a planet called… heaven.”
Superstate and its accompanying soundtrack album will now be released on August 27 in association with Z2 Comics, having previously been set for a March release.
The project has been previewed this week with the opening story from the novel, ‘Yoga Town’, which you can see below.
You can see a break-down of the 15 stories of Superstate, as well as their specific graphic artist credits, below.
1. Yoga Town (Artist: Kendall Goode)
2. Uncle Sam (Artist: Eryk Donovan)
3. It’s All In Your Mind (Artist: Andrade Estevez)
4. Only Takes A Stranger (Artist: Anna Readman)
5. L.I.L.Y. (Artists: Luisa Russo)
6. Bullets (Artist: Goran Gligovic)
7. I Don’t Wanna Wait For You (Artist: Ryan Kelly)
8. The Astral Light (Artist: Soo Lee)
9. Heaven (Buy a Ticket) (Artist: Koren Shadmi)
10. The Ball of Light (Artist: Vasilis Lolos)
11. Tommy Gun (Artist: Minerva Fox)
12. Goodbye Universe (Artist: Kim Canales)
13. Butterfly (Artist: Dave Chisholm)
14. We Remain (Artist: Ivan Stojković)
15. Listen (Artist: Taylan Kurtulus)
The Superstate album – which will be available digitally and on vinyl – is available to pre-order now ahead of its full release on August 27, while the graphic novel can be pre-ordered here.
Back in May Coxon teamed up with Duran Duran for a special performance at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.