In an interview with Australian radio station Triple J, Kele Okereke confirmed that Bloc Party are working onto their currently untitled fifth studio album, and shared an acoustic preview of new track ‘Exes’. Listen here.
Kele Okereke is currently touring his sophomore solo album trick in Australia, but revealed that Bloc Party are currently at the “writing/recording phase” with “about 18 ideas” for potential songs that will be recorded over the next few months.
“It’s sounding like nothing that I think we’ve ever done before… but that’s what everyone always says! We’ve always been fans of lots of different sorts of things and I feel that maybe in the past we tried to recreate kind of… different, separate worlds or sounds. I feel that this record is an evolution of where we were. So far, there’s nothing really that I can compare it to really, in terms of other musicians, where as in the past I always could… we were always trying to reference something else. I feel that this is very much our own record.”