From The Desk Of Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke: “The Hero With A Thousand Faces” By Joseph Campbell

Fatherland is Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke‘s third solo album and first under his own name. As you might assume from its title, the 13-track Fatherhood was inspired by the birth of his daughter Savannah last December. Says Okereke, “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. It feels important for her to see that we don’t have all the answers but we’re trying.” Speaking of trying, Okereke will be guest editing over the next two weeks. Check back each day to see what he’s writing about.

Okereke: A fascinating read by esteemed mythologist Joseph Campbell, The Hero With A Thousand Faces explores the commonality between myths and folklore around the globe. Campbell discusses the theory of the journey present in multiple world mythologies, and George Lucas apparently read this book and went on to make this generation’s most iconic hero story, Star Wars.