Bloc Party drummer Matt Tong pretty much called it earlier this summer when he said that the band members “definitely need to have a break and gain a bit of perspective on life outside of the band.” Not only that, but Tong seemed to have a hunch that frontman Kele Okereke would be the first to go solo, adding, “Kele is an insatiable workaholic and creating is something he is so connected to so you’ll definitely hear from him again.”
Well, it hasn’t been long since Tong’s quote, which catalyzed a slew of “Bloc Party Breaking Up?” headlines, and, just as he predicted, Okereke is hard at work on a solo album. Producer Hudson Mohawk spilled the beans in an interview with BBC1 (via Strangeglue):
Im kinda… it hasn’t been finalized yet, but I’m also kinda doing a little bit of stuff for Kele from Bloc Party’s solo album as well. He’s doing a record with one of the guy’s from Spank Rock, so possibly gonna be doing some stuff for that.