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Kele Okereke announces fatherly new album

By | Published on Thursday 6 July 2017

Kele Okereke

Kele Okereke has announced his new solo album, ‘Fatherland’, will be released on 6 Oct. As well as the Bloc Party fronter himself, the record will feature collaborations with Corinne Bailey Rae and Years & Years’ Olly Alexander.

Lyrically the album documents Okereke’s feelings as he prepared to become a father to daughter Savannah, who was born in December last year. “Writing these songs and expressing these words and feelings, it’s something that’s vital for me”, he says. “I’m recognising I’m entering into a different part of my life”.

He continues: “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. It feels important for her to see that we don’t have all the answers but we’re trying”.

New single ‘Streets Been Talkin’ is out now. Listen here: