Ahead of its Friday release, Bloc Party are streaming new album ‘Hymns’ in full.
The fifth full-length - and first with the new, above line-up - comes following teasers in the form of ‘The Love Within’, ‘The Good News’ and ‘Virtue’. Their first album in four years, ‘Hymns’ takes reference from gospel and religious music, expanding Bloc Party’s palette. Stream it in full below.
“I see ‘Hymns’ as an exploration of all the things that I hold sacred in my life,” explains frontman Kele Okereke. “I’m not a religious person however I’m starting to realize that i do have a spiritual dimension and ‘Hymns’ was a way of celebrating the things that matter to me, from the stars and the moon, through to the rivers and the sea, as well as the joys of sex and intimacy. It’s when I experience these things that I feel I am in the presence of the divine, so I wanted the ‘Hymns’ to reflect that.” Sounds a bit saucy, mate.
We went in the studio with Bloc Party as they recorded ‘Hymns’ - read that here.
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