From The Desk Of Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke: “Dead Dreams Of Monochrome Men”

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: Directed by David Hinton, Dead Dreams Of Monochrome Men is a hypnotic, disturbing dance film based on the stage production of the same name. Loosely based on serial killer Dennis Nielson, the piece explores the damaging effects that societal homophobia can produce. Choreographed by DV8, it is a challenging and, at times, disturbing piece, but always completely mesmerising.