“It’s a bittersweet ode to romance and the passing of time.”
Kele Okereke has unveiled his new solo effort in “Streets Been Talkin”, the first cut from new album Fatherland. The new album isn’t out until October 6th, but already, we’re seeing the Bloc Party frontman continuing to explore what is a consistently evolving artistry. His previous two solo albums, The Boxer and Trick, both exemplified the different directions Okereke’s solo work was going in and with this new single, it would seem he’s veering further into singer-songwriter territory more than ever before.
“I was listening a lot to Elliott Smith’s Either/Or, Pink Moon by Nick Drake, Blue by Joni Mitchell, and the Al Green album, Still in Love With You,” says Kele. “Writing these songs and expressing these words and feelings, it’s something that’s vital for me. I’m recognising I’m entering into a different part of my life.”
The album will feature collaborations with Years & Years’ Olly Alexander and Corinne Bailey Rae, and is available for pre-order now! Check out “Streets Been Talkin” in the meantime below!
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