A lot has changed since Bloc Party released their last album Four in 2012. Last year, Kele Okereke released his second solo album Trick & now there’s two new Bloc Party members. Joining Okereke & Russell Lissack are Justin Harris and Louise Bartle and together they are the new Bloc Party. They’ll be releasing their new album HYMNS out January 2016 & we’ve now got a hint of what the vibe is, with their video for “The Love Within”. Directed by Ivana Bobic, the video features a bunch of people (Bloc Party included) dancing around a mall. When asked about “The Love Within” Okereke told Rolling Stone...

I guess it’s about embracing feelings of joy and being connected. I think it’s ultimately about trying to explain that feeling of rapture and joy that comes with being in love with the world or universe. It sounds quite hippie-ish when I say it like that, but I was reading from [William Blake’s] collection Songs of Innocence. Something struck a chord with me, this idea of being connected to the earth and nature. The idea of sublime connectivity to the world that is around — that’s the idea that stuck with me. How do I describe this transcendent feeling of joy that can come from surrendering yourself to a higher power? In the vaguest, most hippie-ish terms, that’s really what this song is about. It’s about being in love with the stars, the earth and nature.

Sidenote: We totally recognize one of the dancers from Jungle’s “Time” video. Bloc Party’s new album HYMNS is out January 29 via Infectious Music/BMG/Vagrant. Check out the new lineup live at one of the dates below.

Tour Dates
11-09 Glasgow, Scotland – ABC Glasgow
11-23 Tokyo, Japan – Studio Coast
11-23 Tokyo, Japan – Hostess Club Weekender 2015
11-24 Osaka, Japan – Big Cat
11-27 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso Grote Zaal
11-28 Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
11-29 Berlin, Germany – Astra Kulturhaus
12-01 Paris, France – L’AlhambraParis
12-02 Brussels, Belgium – Royal Circus (Cirque Royal/Koninklijk Circus)
12-03 Manchester, England – Albert Hall
12-04 London, England – St John at Hackney Church
12-30 Lorne, Australia – The Fall Music and Arts Festival 2015
12-31 Marion Bay, Australia – The Fall Music and Arts Festival 2015
01-01 Byron Bay, Australia – The Fall Music and Arts Festival 2015
01-05 Melbourne, Australia – Forum Theatre
01-07 Sydney, Australia – Enmore Theatre
01-10 Busselton, Australia – Southbound Festival
01-29 Cardiff, Wales – Great Uni Hall
01-30 Southampton, England – O2 Guildhall Southampton
02-01 Bristol, England – O2 Academyy
02-02 Nottingham, England – Rock City
02-04 Newcastle, England – O2 Academy
02-05 Glasgow, Scotland – Barrowland
02-06 Manchester, England – Manchester Academy
02-08 Leeds, England – O2 Academy
02-09 Cambridge, England – Cambridge Corn
02-11 London, England – O2 Academy Brixton
02-12 Birmingham, England – O2 Academy Birmingham