Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke has shared a dreamy new track entitled “Yemaya.”
It’s the first-ever song to be released by the British musician under his full name, after two acclaimed solo records as Kele, The Boxer and Trick and five albums as the frontman of Bloc Party.
He explained the meaning of the song in a statement:
“In the west African Yoruba religion, Yemaya is the mother goddess of the ocean, she is kinda the patron saint of pregnant women and fertility. According to myth, when her waters broke, it caused a great flood creating rivers and streams and the first mortal humans were created from her womb. When I knew we were having a baby she started to be appear in my thoughts and dreams a fair bit.”
Listen to “Yemaya” above.