Bored during the hiatus of Bloc Party
, frontman Kele Okereke
entered the studio on a whim to play with some new toys. The result is the singers first solo effort, Boxer
, a collection of rock/electronica fusion that will most likely resemble a raw, physical spectrum similar to Bloc Party's most recent LP.
Kele enlisted the production talents of New York based producer XXXchange, the guy responsible for the last Spank Rock record, as well as some of the Kills catalog. We can fantasize about the sound all we want, but we won't really know what kind of crazy sh*t happened in the studio until first single "Tenderoni" starts to make its way around the interweb, sometime in the next few weeks.
The rest of the tracklist sounds less like a Kraft product placement, but still leaves us wondering what the end product will sound like. Regardless, Okereke is slated for several festival appearances this summer. The Boxer
is set to drop 6/22 on Glassnote. -joe puglisi
Tracklist for The Boxer
On The Lam
The Other Side
Everything You Wanted
All The Things I Could Never Say
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