Kele Okereke (Bloc Party) announces new album ‘Fatherland’

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Fresh from his recent solo tour, Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke announces his new album Fatherland. The record, which includes duets with Olly Alexander (Years & Years) and Corinne Bailey Rae, is his third as a solo artist albeit the first under his full name. The artwork and tracklisting can be found below.

While Kele’s precious solo efforts, The Boxer and Trick, have been mostly electronica, Fatherland sees the Bloc Party frontman venture into acoustic territory. New single Streets Been Talkin’ showcases this and follows on from recent track, Yemaya.

When asked about the new track, Kele commented:

Streets Been Talkin’ was one of the first tracks I wrote for the album. It’s a bittersweet ode to romance and the passing of time.

Kele’s lyrics are, as ever, perceptive and nakedly personal: a map of his consciousness as he squared up to the prospect of fatherhood – his daughter Savannah was born in December 2016.

I’m fully conscious that this record is probably going to serve as a document for Savannah of the relationship between her fathers and who we were before she came into our lives.

Kele Okereke recently went on a sold out acoustic tour across Europe and the UK. Fatherhood will be released on October 6th and is available to pre-order now.

Fatherland tracklist:

01. Overture
02. Streets Been Talkin’
03. You Keep On Whispering His Name
04. Capers
05. Grounds For Resentment (feat. Olly Alexander)
06. Yemaya
07. Do U Right
08. Versions Of Us (feat. Corinne Bailey Rae)
09. Portrait
10. Road To Ibadan
11. Savannah
12. The New Year Party
13. Royal Reign

Kele Okerke – Streets Been Talkin’

Deborah Jacobs

Music blogger by night, SEO by day. Started Indie is not a Genre in 2011, will always prefer live music over recordings and intimate pub gigs over arena shows.

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