Bloc Party announces new album, Hymns, premieres “The Love Within."
British outfit's fifth studio LP due out early next year.
Over the summer, Bloc Party not only played its first concert in two years, but also offered the live debut of two brand new songs “Edon” and “Exes”. Turns out both tracks are off the band’s forthcoming fifth studio album, which is confirmed to be titled Hymns and expected to drop early next year.
In an interview with Annie Mac, frontman Kele Okereke described the Four follow-up as “a very logical evolution of where we’ve been.” Previously, he’d also noted that it sounded “like nothing that we’ve done before.” Hymns marks the first LP with the band’s new lineup.
Along with the short discussion, the British indie rockers premiered a new LP cut called “The Love Within”. Highlighted by radiant guitar lines — which both Annie and I actually mistook for wacky synthesizers — it’s a colorful, dynamic preview of what’s to come from the latest iteration of Bloc Party.
Good for me, I’ve given up hope on them a while ago…
this will be awesome, cant wait
Eager to see the final product. Seems like a lot of people are completely split up about the singles so far. Some seem to really love the songs, while others are just flat out ‘hating’ it
I’m dubious about this release…
Such a beautiful album! ‘Different Drugs’ is incredible
Ah man, Bloc Party used to be brilliant!
I’ve been a huge fan and loved every album, but this album is just awful.
I wish they had at least done this trash under a different name.
R.I.P. Bloc Party 1999-2015
I don’t think it’s a bad album but it feels like it just isn’t Bloc Party anymore.