Watch Bloc Party’s new video for ‘Virtue’

Taken from this year's 'HYMNS'

Bloc Party have released a video for new single ‘Virtue’. Taken from their recent album ‘HYMNS,’ it’s the follow-up single to ‘The Love Within’.

The new video is covered in pastel colours and 80s influence, with front man Kele Okereke appearing cut in half.

‘Virtue’ is the second single to be taken from the 2016 album, the first record since the band’s line-up changes.


When asked about the led to the departure of bass player Gordon Moakes and drummer Matt Tong in 2013, Kele Okereke said it was not one major incident but rather a collection of smaller things.

“I can tell you it was about someone doing cocaine and someone not being into it. That’s all I’m gonna say,” he said.

“People think bands breaking up is sexy but often it’s super mundane, like not flushing the toilet or washing up. It’s often not about the flashpoints but deep-seated issues.”

You can watch the video for ‘Virtue’ below.