Kele – “Rise” & “Walk Tall”

Bloc Party spin-off Kele Okereke pumped iron then ran straight to the dance-floor with his “Tenderoni.” Now we have a couple additional tracks from the XXXChange-produced The Boxer. “Rise” is an anthemic pep talk, not a PiL cover. “Walk Tall” takes things down a couple notches via its hand-clapping chant-along, but it’s also about puffing out your chest, realizing your inner strength, etc.

Kele – “Rise”
Kele – “Walk Tall”

The Boxer is out 6/21 in the UK via Witchita/Polydor and the next day in the States via Glassnote.