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Blondie Release New Track with Dev Hynes

SEEN has always admired Debbie Harry and Blondie and is delighted that they’re still releasing new music, this time in collaboration with Dev Hynes, Blood Orange’s alter-ego. The new track ‘Long Time’ has anthemic hints of ‘Heart of Glass’ and is taken from their new album (Blondie’s eleventh in the studio), ‘Pollinator’, to be released on May 5th. The album will also feature Sia, Joan Jett, CharliXCX, Nick Valensi, Johnny Marr and many others.

Very much the grande dame, Debbie Harry is as current and as inspired by new music as musicians many years her junior. In Harper’s Bazaar, she recently exulted at the prominence of women on the music scene now: ‘There are so many great female artists. Now it’s become standard. It’s no longer a boys’ club. Times do change.’

Seen this week

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.