Kele Okereke’s new album is out now.
The British singer-songwriter has premiered a stunning live rendition of his new track Streets Been Talkin’, which has been lifted from his latest album Fatherland. You can watch it here first, exclusively on Gay Times.
Streets Been Talkin’ showcases the delicate folk that reside on his new collection, which also has splashes of soul and reggae throughout.
“I was listening a lot to Elliott Smith’s Either/Or, Pink Moon by Nick Drake, Blue by Joni Mitchell, and the Al Green album, Still in Love With You,” Kele said of his new music.
“Writing these songs and expressing these words and feelings, it’s something that’s vital for me. I’m recognising I’m entering into a different part of my life.”
This new phase include becoming a father at the end of last year, which is reflected on throughout the record.
“I’m fully conscious that this record is probably going to serve as a document for Savannah of the relationship between her fathers and who we were before she came into our lives,” Kele explained.
“It feels important for her to see that we don’t have all the answers but we’re trying.”
Fatherland was released last week and is available to download and stream now.
The collection also features Kele’s duet with Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander, which was released earlier this year.