Instead, it makes a return to two themes which have defined Okereke’s career, both in Bloc Party and as a solo artist: intimacy and anxiety.
'Universal Love' is a collection of gender-flipped tracks which push past pop's usual gender conventions.
Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack return reinvigorated, with two new members and a record that's starkly emotional, yet celebratory too.
New lineup, new songs, new jokes.
If the Flaming Lips, Miguel, and Spank Rock don't even make the cut, the ones who do are probably pretty special.
We talked to the Bloc Party frontman from bed about his most personal album to date.
“I longed for the danger and the thrill I felt as a teenager when I first started going to raves.
Out with the bashment and in with the Calvin Harris.