Live From Abbey Road 2009
Kele Okereke gave Altsounds an interesting interview on his evolution as a musician, the meaning behind the name of his new EP, ‘Candy Flip, what the best/worst songs he’s ever written are, and a lot more.
Kele on other indie rock bands: “I think the issue for me was I didn’t really want…
'I guess I wish we hadn't released ‘I Still Remember’ from our second record. I liked the idea, I liked the imagery, I just don't think it was a very good song. We don't really play it now, and we haven't really played it for a while. That sort of thing always changes. Maybe I'll hear it one day and it will apply to the situation I'm in, it always changes. Maybe one day it won't seem so distant. There’s been a lot of songs in the past that I've not been into, that you hear again, and it takes you somewhere else. There was that song ‘Kreuzberg’, that I always liked, but I don't think we nailed the recording. We kind of switched up the arrangement, and we started playing it again on our last tour, and that’s the beauty of music – you can always mix it up and interpret an old idea, and make it make sense in your current catalogue of music. I don't really feel regret that often. I think that should be our challenge, to re-work ‘I Still Remember’. I really like the lyrics, and the feel, and what it’s about, but I don't think the delivery kind of worked. Anyway!'