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Kele’s “Guava Rubicon” video is intimate and refreshing

Watch the latest visuals from the Bloc Party frontman’s upcoming solo album.

October 29, 2019

Next month Kele Okereke releases new solo album 2042. The album, Kele's fourth as a solo artist, is named after the year it is predicted minorities will become the majority in the U.S. The latest single to be lifted from the album is "Guava Rubicon," a sleek production that showcases Kele's urgent vocals and lyrics, written in tribute to black women in his hometown of London, England.

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The video, premiering above, is a romantic and joy-filled story of two London women. Shot like a home movie, the camera lingers on the close-knit pair as they share intimate moments and spend their lives together.

Speaking about the song and video, Kele told The FADER: "I named this song 'Guava Rubicon' after my favourite soft drink but this song is a love letter to my favourite type of girls in the world; the black girls of London. The black woman is the most maligned figure in today's society and I wanted to make something that celebrated her smarts, her sexiness, and her magic.

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"This video will always be beautiful for me as its simply two woman of colour who are in love, no tricks, no gimmicks, just love. Sadly this is a dynamic that I rarely see in represented in popular culture, so I wanted to represent as best I could.”

Kele's 2042 will be released on November 8 via KOLA Records in association with !K7.

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Kele’s “Guava Rubicon” video is intimate and refreshing