Today, Kele (Kele Okereke) has shared his new track ‘Nineveh’, taken from his recently announced forthcoming studio album, The Waves Pt. 1, set for release on May 28 via his own label, KOLA Records / !K7. The album is available to pre-order/save now.
New track ‘Nineveh’ is the third taster of The Waves Pt. 1, following on from the previously released track ‘The Heart Of The Wave’ and its accompanying visual, exquisitely shot by director Jack Chute whose previous work includes sculptor Sir Antony Gormley OBE and figurative sculptor and hyper-realist artist Matthew Penn; and the recently released cover of Bronski Beat’s ‘Smalltown Boy’ that accompanied the announcement of The Waves Pt. 1.
Of ‘Nineveh’, Kele says, “With all the time spent at home last year I spent a lot of time thinking about the people that are no longer in my life, people that I have left behind. This song is an ode to that idea – the realisation that, however hard it is, sometimes you have to move on. Although there is much written about the sadness of relationships ending (be they romantic or platonic relationships), there can be something quite empowering about saying ‘enough is enough’ and drawing a line in the sand. I wanted to try and express that somehow in the music. There is an undoubtable sadness in the first half of ‘Nineveh’ but that sadness is turned into pure exhilaration in the second half of the song, like a proverbial weight being lifted from one’s neck. It ends in a place of optimism.”