Graham Coxon gets arty with new track

Exclusive track can be heard at the Tate Modern

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Graham Coxon has unveiled an exclusive new track, “Meryon”, at London’s Tate Modern art gallery.

“Meryon” is inspired by Franz Klines’ 1960 painting by the same name.

The track will only be available to listen to for one month on a listening post in front of the artwork.


After that, the track will also be made available for a further month on December 1, exclusively through the website.

Coxon’s “Meryon” is part of the 12-month Tate Tracks project launched by Tate Modern to match inspirational visual art with inspirational new music.

The project has previously hosted exclusive tracks inspired by art with The Chemical Brothers’ interpretation of Jacob Epstein’s “Torso in Metal from The Rock Drill” and Anish Kapoor-inspired “Searching” by East London grime collective Roll Deep.


Graham, commenting on why he chose to undertake this project, said, “It was Kline and de Kooning that made me want to explore why I had such a dramatic response to abstract art….these painters made me see and wish to enter through a door that was quite hidden to me when it came to painting… a different type of seeing, a more internal journey… they spark responses from the depths…I love them very much indeed.”

“Meryon” is on display at Tate Modern on Level 3 Material Gestures in Room 2.

Visitors to the gallery will be able to listen to the track from now until November 30.

Future Tate Tracks on the cards include the Klaxons and The Long Blondes.


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