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After the acoustic diversion of his last album, 2017’s Fatherland, Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke tacks back to the dancefloor template that informed his previous solo records. 2042, led by the socially and politically aware lead single ‘Jungle Bunny’, is also more like a Bloc Party record than any of his solo material, most similar to the difficult but rewarding A Weekend In The City. 

Kele Okereke

He just can't decide what he wants to be can he? The singer in worn out Brit band Bloc Party, fun electronic troubadour and now folk influenced confessional singer songwriter. Whichever style he pursued once thing is for certain  - his lyrics (and his music for that matter) never seem to get any better. 


Is it Kele as in Pele? Or Kelly as in.....um...Kelly Dalglish? Not sure. Anyway for the unititiated its the bloke from Bloc Party. Solo, he delves deep into the type of pulsating dance music he's tried unsuccessfully to shoehorn into his main bands sound. Full of dancefloor friendly beats and squiggly synths and techno and house influences. 'Doubt' is nothing if not catchy, starting a little embarrassing dad goes techno, it soon reveals itself via a very catchy chorus. What we're thinking we're going to get here is highly scrubbed danceable pop with dark overtones. And why not? 

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