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Bloc Party release new single "The Girls Are Fighting"

28 January 2022, 12:01 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Bloc Party have kicked off 2022 with new cut "The Girls Are Fighting", the second preview of their first album in six years, Alpha Games.

"The Girls Are Fighting" is Bloc Party's second single from Alpha Games, following the album's lead single "Traps" that landed in November 2021.

Lead vocalist Kele Okereke says of the track, "There was no specific incident that inspired this song - it was more a composite of lots of things I've seen over the years when being in clubs and seeing violence erupt with feuding love rivals. I've always had a slight obsession with those sorts of moments; like a fuse being lit, when actions turn from words into violence. You can learn a lot about who people really are in those moments. I think "The Girls Are Fighting" is kind of self-explanatory – someone's been selling dreams to someone they shouldn't have and it's caught up with them. I just wanted to capture that moment of going from naught to ten in an evening, in a sweaty nightclub. I'm really pleased with the arrangement for this track because it has this 1970s glam rock feel meets Adam Ant feel. I love what Louise is doing on the tom toms."

Alpha Games will follow Bloc Party's 2016 album Hymns.

"The Girls Are Fighting" is out now. Bloc Party's Alpha Games album will arrive 29 April via Infectious / BMG, and is available to pre-order now.
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