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Bloc Party release “The Girls Are Fighting” video—watch

The track comes ahead of their upcoming album 'Alpha Games,' out April 29.

January 28, 2022
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Bloc Party have released a  music video for their new song, “The Girls Are Fighting.” The track is the latest off of the band’s upcoming album, Alpha Gamesout April 29 via Infectious/BMG.

The visual sees the band in the Repton Boxing Club. The venue is an old Victorian bath house in East London turned legendary boxing club. Two women fight it out in the ring as Kele Okereke narrates a night out gone wrong. He sings, “The bouncer’s made a movie, upload it to Worldstar … /There’s blood on the dancefloor, extensions on the bar.”

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Okereke spoke about the inspiration behind the song in a press release. “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,” he continues. “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 [Bartle] is doing on the tom toms.”

Watch Bloc Party‘s visual for “The Girls Are Fighting” below.

Written by Taylor Linzinmeir