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Kele Okereke tackles racism on new solo single

By | Published on Thursday 5 September 2019

Kele Okereke

Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke has announced his new solo album, ‘2042’. First single, ‘Jungle Bunny’, sees him tackling the topic of racism head on.

“There is a history of black entertainers feeling that after they have achieved a certain level of success that they are above discussions of race but that idea is a delusion”, says Okereke.

“As a person of colour living in the western world”, he goes on, “it does not matter how much wealth one accumulates, race will follow you wherever you go. With ‘Jungle Bunny’ I wanted to explore this idea: In a time of such rampant division and public racism, what is the responsibility of the black entertainer?”

The album is set for release on 8 Nov. Listen to ‘Jungle Bunny’ here.