British indie rock band Bloc Party have released another single, “Day Four”, to accompany their latest song + video release. After taking a 3-year hiatus, the group is back and tighter than ever, musically and otherwise. Lead vocalist and guitarist Kele Okereke describes that the creation of the band’s upcoming album, Four, not only affected him on a personal level but also captured both the group’s distinct personalities and progression made since they formed. He discussed the album with L+T.
L+T: You have been in the band since its formation in 1999. What would you say has been the grandest takeaway you have learned from recording Four in regards to your own personal progression?
KO: I think the most valuable lesson I have learnt from the recording of Four is that there is a real power to collaboration. It’s not a competition or a fight, everyone sees things differently and there is no right or wrong way. Music is not supposed to be perfect, it’s just an expression or an attempt to capture a moment and because of that, there is always something magical about the combined efforts of many as opposed to the singular vision of one.
Stream the beautiful and raw “Day Four” below while waiting for their album to drop on August 21st in the US. (Aug. 20 in the UK.)