Tonight make me unstoppable Here's your first chance to (legally) hear the new Bloc Party single, 'The Prayer', released on January 29th next year. Zane Lowe played the track in the 'Hottest Record in the World' slot on his BBC Radio 1 show tonight, so listen again and fast-forward 15 minutes in.
In fact, the listener response was so positive that Zane played the song again just before the end of the show. Wowzers. For those who've still not heard 'The Prayer', prepare to be slightly shocked. It's Bloc Party, but not quite as we know them. Think Busta Rhymes and the cast of 'Stomp' pulling shapes to a soundtrack of chanting monks. It's crunktastic stuff, boasting an almighty chorus ('anthemic' would be understatement of the century) and an unplayable guitar solo courtesy of Mr. Lissack.
'The Prayer' (fast-forward 15 mins...link only valid for one week)
edit: you can also stream 'The Prayer' from here and here!
I just listened to the new song. It's not bad, it just takes some time getting used to it. I think it sounds a little 80'ish. Although...it IS Bloc Party, so let's give them respect for not doing what mistakes other bands do...and that is stay with the same sound over and over and over again...it gets borring. So kudos to Bloc Party ;)
0_0 sounds a lot different, but i really dig it. i'm a guitar player, so i'm not that psyched about the unplayable bit, i really want to be able to play this album. but oh well, i suppose. still a great peek at the new album. *totally hoping they release this faster*