Kele Okereke has announced plans for new solo album 'Fatherland'.
The Bloc Party singer played a string of intimate solo shows earlier this year, previewing new material in the process.
'Fatherland' is incoming, following sessions in Portland, Oregon with Bloc Party bassist Justin Harris in the producer's chair.
“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."
New track 'Streets Been Talkin' is out now, and it's a gentle acoustic number with a real innocent streak.
Kele adds: "'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."
Tune in now.
'Fatherland' will be released on October 6th. Tracklisting:
2. Streets Been Talking
3. You Keep On Whispering His Name
5. Grounds For Resentment (feat. Olly Alexander)
7. Do U Right
8. Versions Of Us (feat. Corinne Bailey Rae)
10. Road To Ibadan
12. The New Year Party
13. Royal Reign
For tickets to the latest Kele Okereke shows click HERE.