Bloc Party Moodily Break ‘The Good News’ on New Single

(Photo by Photo by Rachael Wright)

After going on hiatus back in 2013, indie rock vets Bloc Party will return with a new LP, HYMNS, early in 2016.

After releasing their first single off the album, “The Love Within,” a fast-paced, yet slippery electro-pop track, they slowly curve in a drastically different direction on “The Good News.” Layering blues-infused guitar licks over a dark, muddied bass line, frontman Kele Okereke, sings with a smoothness tinged with the grit of Bloc Party records pastSeamlessly combining elements of the American West with sunny-eyed indie-pop, the track is a bitter depiction of reluctant optimism, beseeching the listener to focus on “The Good News.” Listen here.

HYMNS is out January 29 via Infectious Music/BMG/Vagrant.


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