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Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke announces new solo album ‘2042,’ shares “Jungle Bunny”

Kele 2042

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke is following 2017’s Fatherland with a new solo album, 2042, on November 8 via his own KOLA label. The first single is “Jungle Bunny,” and Kele says:

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

Listen below.

Meanwhile, Bloc Party are playing Silent Alarm in full on tour, including Central Park with Cults on 9/20 (sold out) and Riot Fest (where they overlap with Slayer, who will be playing their final Chicago/Milwaukee area show at the fest).

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Tracklist
1) JUNGLE BUNNY
2) PAST LIVES INTERLUDE
3) LET ENGLAND BURN
4) ST KAEPERNICK WEPT
5) GUAVA RUBICON
6) MY BUSINESS
7) CEILING GAMES
8) WHERE SHE CAME FROM INTERLUDE
9) BETWEEN ME AND MY MAKER
10) NATURAL HAIR
11) CYRIL’S BLOOD
12) SECRETS WEST 29TH
13) CATCHING FEELINGS
14) A DAY OF NATIONAL SHAME INTERLUDE
15) OCEAN VIEW
16) BACK BURNER

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