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kele

2042

KOLA Records/!K7 Records



cd

Released: 8th Nov 2019

£10.99


2lp

Released: 8th Nov 2019

£19.99


The bloc party front man uses his platform here to explore race and identity in the modern world with an album that targets the heart and head in equal measure to great effect.

Whilst sonically markedly different from his previous album ‘Fatherland’, lyrically ‘2042’ picks up a thread from that record whereby Kele’s life experiences and relationships suffuse the album with some of his most personal lyrics yet. “There is a history of black entertainers feeling that after they have achieved a certain level of success that they are above discussions of race but that idea is a delusion,” says Kele. “As a person of colour living in the western world, it does not matter how much wealth one accumulates, race will follow you wherever you go. With JUNGLE BUNNY I wanted explore this idea: In a time of such rampant division and public racism, what is the responsibility of the black entertainer?"

2042

Tracklist

  1. Jungle Bunny
  2. Past Lives (Interlude)
  3. Let England Burn
  4. St Kaepernick Wept
  5. Guava Rubicon
  6. My Business
  7. Ceiling Games
  8. Where She Came From (Interlude)
  9. Between Me And My Maker
  10. Natural Hair (03:45)
  11. Cyril's Blood
  12. Secrets West 29th
  13. Catching Feelings
  14. A Day Of National Shame (Interlude)
  15. Ocean View
  16. Back Burner