Bloc Party Get Nostalgic on Pulsating New Single 'Sex Magik' - Rolling Stone
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Bloc Party Get Nostalgic on Pulsating New Single ‘Sex Magik’

The track is the third single from the band’s upcoming album Alpha Games

Bloc Party have shared another song from their upcoming sixth album, Alpha Games. The mid-tempo track, “Sex Magik,” sees frontman Kele Okereke reflecting on a past relationship.

“’Sex Magik’ is probably my favorite song on the record,” Okereke explained in a statement. “It’s about a memory that I’d completely forgotten that resurfaced a few years ago about a summer fling that I had. I was a teenager at the time and during that summer I felt like the veil had been lifted from my eyes. I saw the world in a completely different way. It was a short-lived affair but the effects of that summer have stayed with me for a lifetime.”

“Sex Magik” follows “The Girls are Fighting” and “Traps,” a hard-hitting alt-rock number that arrived back in November. “The Girls are Fighting,” the second single from Alpha Games, got a raucous music video set in London’s iconic Repton Boxing Club, where the Kray twins famously trained.

Alpha Games is out April 29 via Infectious/BMG. The release is Bloc Party’s first full-length since 2016’s Hymns and was produced by Nick Launay and Adam Greenspan.

In 2019, Bloc Party performed their acclaimed debut LP, 2005’s Silent Alarm, in its entirety on a U.S. tour. The indie-rock band previously played the full album during an October 2018 show in London, England. That concert and several others on their European trek were recorded for a live edition of Silent Alarm, released last year on 12-inch vinyl, CD, digital download and special edition bundles. 

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