Kele Okereke returns with second solo album, Trick

Bloc Party frontman has announced details of his followup to 2010's The Boxer

• Kele Okereke: 'Being in Bloc Party isn't always easy'

Kele Okereke has announced his second solo album, dropping his surname for the follow-up to 2010's The Boxer.

Trick, by Kele, will be released on 13 October, the Bloc Party frontman's 33rd birthday. According to a statement, the record is "soulful", "sensual" and "libidinous", "standing at the crossroads of club history, old-school soul and modern electronic R&B, with a distinctively British twist".

Trick's one-minute video teaser is full of red and black, Okereke's silhouette and spinning, majuscule Ks. The sound falls much closer to that of his 2013 Heartbreaker EP, or of this spring's house single Candy Flip, than that of Bloc Party's biggest alt-rock hits.

"[My solo music is] not band music, it’s not a collaboration in that sense," Okereke told Altsounds in April. "It's really just me and a computer. I was conscious that music as a band form had to be different to music I'm making by myself."

Bloc Party are currently on hiatus following their 2012 album Four. "We all have lives; we all have families; we all have other interests," Okereke told the Guardian last year. "Being in this band isn't always the easiest thing."

Watch the teaser video below:


Sean Michaels

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