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.
"The Way" by Fastball was inspired by the story of an elderly couple from Texas who drove to a nearby family reunion and kept going. Fastball's bass player imagined them taking off and having fun like they were young. The story didn't end well: the couple was later found dead after they crashed in a canyon.