frontman Kele Okereke says that he is unsure whether or not he is still
a member of the band. "I hope I haven't been fired," the singer told the NME. "I don't really know what's going on, because we haven't really spoken recently and I'm a bit too scared to ask."
to Okereke, he recently learned that his bandmates have gone to a
recording studio without inviting him to join the sessions. "I was
actually having lunch about three weeks ago, just here on 8th Avenue,
and I saw somebody walk past and I recognized the haircut," he said. "It
was Russell. I was like, 'Hey!,' but he didn't see me and I followed
him around the corner and then I saw Matt, Gordon and Russell all
standing outside this rehearsal space. They all went inside."
Okereke released The Boxer, his first album as a solo artist, last year. A second solo release, an EP titled The Hunter, is due out late next month.
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- Kele Okereke