Listen to Kele Okereke’s new song ‘The Sea Between Us’ from upcoming play ‘Leave To Remain’

The production will debut at London’s The Lyric
Hammersmith on January 18

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Kele
Okereke
has shared a new solo song ‘The Sea Between Us’
ahead of the premiere of the Bloc Party
frontman’s co-written play
Leave To Remain
.

Written with screenwriter Matt Jones, Leave To Remain has been
described as “a modern love story”. “Obi (played by Tyrone
Huntley) and Alex (Billy Cullum) are a young gay couple leading
busy London lives,” a short synopsis for the play reads. “When
Alex’s visa comes into question, their relationship takes a turn.
Marriage is an option, but the timing isn’t perfect, and it means
confronting their families and their pasts.”

Leave To Remain will premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith on January 18
(where it’ll run until February 16), and a new trailer for the
production has been released today. Soundtracked by the Kele
track ‘The Sea Between Us’, you can watch the clip below.

A full soundtrack for Leave To Remain – including the
previously-released ‘Not The Drugs Talking’ – will be
released on January 24.

Speaking about his inspirations for writing the play and the
music, Kele said: “Leave to Remain is the story of what happens
when a marriage forces two very different families to come
together.

“For the music for this project I took cues from the records
that my parents would play in our house when I was growing up, West
African high-life music, and I tried to combine those sounds with
the electronic dance music I hear in clubs today. It was important
to me to make something that represented the meeting of two very
different worlds.”

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Listen to Kele Okereke’s new song ‘The Sea Between Us’ from upcoming play ‘Leave To Remain’