Kele Okereke has written up a very insightful look inside the indie rock and dance communities through his eyes. Being a black and gay musician, Kele has faced some difficulty always being in the public eye, and he opens up about what it’s been like. The not-so-welcoming life of being in an indie rock band, and the open-armed welcome into the Dance crowd.
I highly recommend this read, not only because he’s one of the most amazing musicians of all time, but because it’s really alarming, eye-opening, and explains a lot of what you think goes around behind the scenes..
"The real test for me now as we start preparing the fifth Bloc Party record, is how can I take what I have learned from this world and bring it into another? How can I cross-pollinate? I’m not talking about recycling sounds—that would be reductive and crude. I’m talking about the experience. How can I make something so personal and transcendental translate in the world of indie rock, and is it even possible? I don’t know, but therein lies the challenge, and thats a challenge I am excited to undertake."
READ KELE’S ARTICLE ON THUMP HERE!