Bloc Party singer Kele Okereke has confirmed details of his debut album solo album ‘The Boxer’.
Completing their lengthy ‘Bloctober’ tour last year, Bloc Party vowed to take time off. Put their reliable gig-going t-shirts in the wash, the band unpacked their bags for what could be some time.
Immediately embarking on solo projects, guitarist Russell Lissack formed Pin Me Down before taking Ash up on their invite of a space on the tour bus. Playing second guitar with the Northern Irish giants, Lissack is not the only member of Bloc Party beginning new projects.
Lead singer Kele Okereke recently confirmed a number of solo dates, at which he will premiere his new album. Set to open Ibiza Rocks, the singer is also due to perform at a number of locations around the UK.
Now the Bloc Party frontman has confirmed details of his debut solo album. ‘The Boxer’ is due to be released under the name Kele, and will hit record shops on June 21st.
The album will be preceded by the single ‘Tenderoni’ on June 14th, with Kele Okereke apparently taking his interests in electronic music seriously on his forthcoming project.
Working with producer XXXchange in New York, Okereke told the NME that the new album was informed by years of clubbing. “I’ve been into clubbing for years,” he explained.
“I’ve said from the beginning I’m into dance, it gets me excited and I think this record is going to go some way to prove that to people, hopefully.”
Kele will release ‘The Boxer’ on June 21st.