Bloc party front-man and guitarist Kele Okereke together with English Singer, songwriter and actor Olly Alexander releases new song about gay love.
The smooth pop rock track titled ‘Grounds for Resentment’ featuring popular mainstream UK singer and ‘Years&Years’ front-man Olly Alexander, serves as Okereke’s second single off his upcoming album ‘Fatherland’ which is set to be released on Oct. 6.
The song is about their individual romantic relationships, sung in different perspectives.
Okereke says of the song;
“I remember reading something that [Olly] wrote about the use of pronouns in pop music for gay artists that I thought that was very perceptive and intelligent – that the use of pronouns was the last frontier for gay artists. There are lots of gay acts that avoid using the term he when singing about same sex desire. It will just be a neutral term, whereas Olly understands from what I read that there is a long way to go for gay musicians in being able to describe love and desire authentically. So I was very happy to sing a romantic duet with him on my album, because I couldn’t think of a precedent of any out gay musicians singing a love song to one another without having to hide behind codes.”
Listen to the song below;
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