From The Desk Of Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke: “Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls”

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: I have a bit of a thing for really shitty reality-television shows—the more base, the better. I find it fascinating what depths humanity will descend to when a camera is placed in their face. Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls is a new kind of low. Twelve celebrities are marooned on a desert island and forced to fend for themselves. Unable to adapt, they face adverse conditions and starvation and slowly unravel for your viewing pleasure—delicious. I was once asked to do a reality-television show, but I had to stop myself at the last minute. I think this is the only reality show I would ever like to be part of.