Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke announces new solo album, shares “Streets Been Talkin'”: Stream

Family-inspired Fatherland is set for an October release


    Bloc Party returned in 2016 with an album called Hymns. Now, the band’s frontman Kele Okereke has announced plans for his own solo full-length. It’s titled Fatherland and due to arrive October 6th through BMG.

    The follow-up to 2014’s Trick marks Okereke’s second solo LP. It collects 13 tracks, including titles such as “You Keep On Whispering His Name”, “Do U Right”, “Road To Ibadan”, and “The New Year Party”. Justin Harris produced the record in Portland, Oregon, and there are cameos from Olly Alexander of Years and Years and Corinne Bailey Rae.

    In an interview with The Guardian last November, Okereke talked about the making of Fatherland. “Over the years, with Bloc Party, I’ve been moving away from playing the guitar to exploring more electronic textures,” he said, “but this record is the opposite of that. It’s something that is very intimate and it’s really for my dad.”


    As a preview, the UK-based musician has shared lead single “Streets Been Talkin'”. According to a press release, the gentle number is a “bittersweet ode to romance and the passing of time.” Hear it below.

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    Fatherland Tracklist:
    01. Overture
    02. Streets Been Talking
    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