Bloc Party frontman Kele has shared his mesmerising new song ‘The Heart Of The Wave’.
The instrumental number follows from 2019’s solo album 2042, his fourth-attempt as a solo artist away from Bloc Party and his most complete. Okereke has delved into a range of different territories throughout these albums since his thunderous electro-house style debut, The Boxer, back in 2010.
His third album, Fatherland, was a departure from dance music. He stepped foot into almost folk territory before 2042 saw him bring together Bloc Party like guitars, combined with music influenced by his West African heritage. ‘The Heart of The Wave’ is another bold move in his solo career. The minimalist guitar track is nothing short of hypnotising that forces the listener to enter a trance-like state.
Speaking about the placating track, Kele comments: “‘The Heart Of The Wave’ started quite absent mindedly. During lockdown, I was spending a lot of time playing electric guitar in my room and I found on some of the bleakest days making the swirling guitar loops calmed me down. It was almost like a kind of therapy for me.”
An accompanying video for ‘The Heart Of The Wave’ directed by Jack Chute has been shared to coincide with the release, with the clip filmed on Margate’s picturesque coastline. Watching the visuals with no distractions and allowing the track to flow over you for a few minutes is a pick-me-up that will enhance your weekend.