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Kele Okereke To Release Solo Album
Ben Hewitt , April 6th, 2010 11:15

Bloc Party singer readies The Boxer

Kele Okereke will release his first solo album The Boxer later this year.

The Boxer will be released on June 21, with the single 'Tenderoni' to be released a week earlier on June 14.

Speaking about the record, the Bloc Party frontman explained what it was like to work on his own for the first time, revealing: "It was just me and an engineer. I plugged in synths that I had no idea what they would do. I began programming drum beats, which I had never done before. It was completely back to the drawing board. It was exciting and terrifying. In most cases I sat down, pulled a drum beat out of nowhere and arranged stuff around that. This was as exciting to me as the first time I picked up a guitar.

"The key for the sound of the record was to take things as harsh and as physical as I could make it. The reason for going there was that these are the sounds that make me the happiest in the world."

The tracklisting for The Boxer is as follows:

'Walk Tall'

'On The Lam'

'Tenderoni'

'The Other Side'

'Everything You Wanted'

'New Rules'

'Unholy Thoughts'

'Rise'

'All The Things I Could Never Say'

'Yesterday's Gone'

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