Kele Okereke & Olly Alexander Team Up for Romantic Duet 'Grounds for Resentment': Listen

Kele Okereke of Bloc Party
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Kele Okereke of Bloc Party performs live on stage at Earls Court on Feb. 22, 2013 in London.

"I couldn't think of a precedent of any out gay musicians singing a love song to one another without having to hide behind codes," Okereke says.

Bloc Party's Kele Okereke and Years & Years' Olly Alexander just shared the new collaboration "Grounds for Resentment," which will appear on Okereke's upcoming LP Fatherland, due Oct. 6.

The romantic duet was born when the two artists realized there is no "precedent of any out gay musicians singing a love song to one another without having to hide behind codes," Okereke told the Guardian.

"There are lots of gay acts that avoid using the term 'he' when singing about same-sex desire," Okereke added. "It will just be a neutral term, whereas Olly understands from what I read that there is a long way to go for gay musicians in being able to describe love and desire authentically. So I was very happy to sing a romantic duet with him on my album, because I couldn't think of a precedent of any out gay musicians singing a love song to one another without having to hide behind codes."

Listen to the duet below:

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