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  • BLOC PARTY'S KELE OKEREKE
    ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM FATHERLAND
    SET FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 6 VIA BMG

    NEW SONG: STREETS BEEN TALKIN'
    AVAILABLE NOW FOR
    DOWNLOAD & STREAMING

     



     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (July 5, 2017) - Kele Okereke has announced his new album Fatherland, set for release October 6 via BMG and available now for pre-orderFatherland is the most mature and musically adventurous chapter of Kele’s ever-evolving career, and includes duets with Olly Alexander (Years & Years) and Corinne Bailey Rae. This is the Bloc Party frontman's third solo album, but first under his full name, and a significant sonic departure from adrenalized electronics of his previous two solo records, The Boxer and Trick

    "Streets Been Talkin'" from the forthcoming album is available now to stream and download. The track "was one of the first tracks I wrote for the album,” says Kele. “It's a bittersweet ode to romance and the passing of time.” Listen below! 


    Kele Okereke - Streets Been Talkin' [official audio]


    Kele Okereke - 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 

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    Fatherland presents a facet of Kele we haven't heard before - the singer/songwriter. Embracing a much more organic – even classic – sonic palette, the album straddles delicate folk ("Streets Been Talkin'"), sumptuous soul ("Do U Right"), and insidious, dub reggae-meets-Weimar cabaret ("You Keep On Whispering His Name"). It also features the breahtaking "Yemaya," released earlier this year, and produced by Bloc Party-bassist Justin Harris in Portland, Oregon with expert musicians largely drawn from Portland’s underground music scene.

    “I was listening a lot to Elliott Smith’s Either/OrPink 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."

    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,” says Kele. “It feels important for her to see that we don’t have all the answers but we’re trying.”

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