For guitarist Graham Coxon, the theme of Blur's Magic Whip album, both musically and lyrically, "is this atmosphere of dislocation that is running throughout, of these odd sounds that drift in and out, letting you know that you're not really in the world you inhabit, the one you're familiar with – you've somehow gone somewhere else."
Case in point, this track, which lyrically offers a snapshot of a spaceman visiting an unfamiliar Earth.
The NME explains that one of the sand dunes the titular spaceman come across turns out to be none other than London's Hyde Park – scene of Blur's big comeback gig on June 20, 2014.
"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" was written by Nick Lowe in 1974. The original version with his group Brinsley Schwarz was kind of somber, but Elvis Costello made it a classic with his 1978 uptempo take.