Bloc Party: Rediscovering Their Sense of Purpose Amidst Global Chaos

Bloc Party had been in a retrospective mood as 2020 approached. By December 2019, the illustrious indie group had finished their Silent Alarm tour, which paid homage to their debut and fan-favorite record released in 2005 by playing the album in full, front-to-back.

After reflecting on the songs that first shot Bloc Party into the fandom ether more than 15 years ago, it would have been understandable to press pause and take a breath. But lead singer Kele Okereke had balanced out that retrospection with an eagerness for the future…

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