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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.
|1. Walk Tall|
|2. On the Lam|
|4. The Other Side|
|5. Everything You Wanted|
|6. The New Rules|
|7. Unholy Thoughts|
|9. All the Things I Could Never Say|
|10. Yesterday's Gone|
I'm a huge fan of Bloc Party. I'm also a fan of dance & electronic music. But for me, this fell flat. Read morePublished on February 1, 2011 by Angela M
Wow, Kele hooking up with producer xxxchange was a great move. The beats and the synth manipulation is top class. Read morePublished on January 28, 2011 by Pvt
great album, a bit different than Bloc Party but not a great departure. Lot's of the songs grow on you like mold. It's a winner.Published on September 20, 2010 by chefgl
I love kele, and I love Bloc Party. Not really feeling this album tho. If you are looking for a Bloc Party sound, maybe two or three songs sound similar. Read morePublished on July 6, 2010 by Dean Marais