Bloc party singer/guitarist Kele Okereke will release his first solo album, entitled The Boxer, on June 22, 2010 on Glassnote Records. Produced by XXXchange (Spank Rock, he Kills), with additional mixing by Philippe Zdar (responsible for Phoenix s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix), The Boxer sees the talented front-man pushing the boundaries of his own melodic sensibilities, embracing pop, rock, and electronic music to boldly step out as a solo artist in his own right.
Bloc Party were one of the 00 s most important British bands, driven by Kele s amazing voice and incredible song writing. When the band decided to take a hiatus after five straight years of touring, Kele booked himself some exploratory time in a recording studio. Continuing with some of the sounds that had begun to permeate newer Bloc Party Kele strove to make the sounds of his new compositions as raw and cerebral pop, with influences ranging from Gary Numan and Adam Ant to Michael Jackson and Bjork, Kele has made a wild and fearless album marked by both its ambition and ins sense of the new.
With the Boxer, Kele has clearly begun an incredible new chapter o his already esteemed career.