Kele Okereke has shared a new single, ‘Vandal’, as well as news of a new album, ‘The Flames Pt. 2’

The album is due for release in March via KOLA Records.
Photo credit: Flore Diamant

Kele Okereke has announced his new album, ‘The Flames Pt. 2’, is due for release in March, and has shared the lead single ‘Vandal’.

Kele’s sixth solo album will release on 24th March 2023, but on latest single, ‘Vandal’, the Bloc Party frontman has turned to examine Britain, what it stands for and what it means to be British. His new release will follow 2021’s ‘The Waves Pt. 1’, and serve as a response to that album.

Discussing ‘Vandal’, Kele shares: “As a British born Nigerian, that debate has made me angry. It has felt like for these last few years I have been carrying around a lot of that anger, so with ‘Vandal’ I felt I needed to put it somewhere useful.”

“There haven’t been many things that have made me feel proud to be British recently but watching those people in Bristol pulling down the Colston statue made me feel immensely proud. It was ordinary people saying “no, this slaver does not represent my Britain”. It was an act of defiance that I understood and I suddenly got a glimpse of a Britain I could believe in.”

You can listen to ‘Vandal’ here.

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