‘Fatherland’ is due October 6.
Speaking about the new track, Okereke said; “Do U Right’ started as a song for a DJ Koze compilation. I didn’t get a chance to finish it in time but I knew the song was promising so I kept it for my own album where it mutated and turned into this greasy Stax-style romp.”
Listen to ‘Do U Right’ below.
‘Grounds For Resentment’ sees Okereke and Alexander come together to set the “precedent of out gay musicians singing a love song to one another without having to hide behind codes”.
Okereke continues; “I remember reading something that [Olly] wrote about the use of pronouns in pop music for gay artists that I thought that was very perceptive and intelligent – that the use of pronouns was the last frontier for gay artists”
The Bloc Party frontman releases ‘Fatherland’ on October 6, before a full UK tour. Full dates are below.
Monday 16 October – Deaf Institute, Manchester
Tuesday 17 October – The Cluny 2, Tyne & Wear
Wednesday 18 October – Saint Luke’s, Glasgow
Friday 20 October – The Chapel, Leeds
Saturday 21 October – Arts Club Loft, Liverpool
Sunday 22 October – O2 Institute 3, Birmingham
Tuesday 24 October – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate
Wednesday 25 October – Islington Assembly Hall, London
Thursday 26 October – Rialto Theatre, Brighton
Friday 27 October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
Straight from the NME