So He Begins To Lie

  • Frontman Kele Okerke has spoken of how he listened to Nirvana a lot whilst writing and recording Four. The rawness of the Seattle grunge trio's debut album is reflected in Bloc Party leaving incidental noises in several of the tracks, such as the band talking on this rocking album opener. "Nirvana's Bleach was kind of influential in me starting to think about making a record," Okerke told The Sun. "I'm not really a big Nirvana fan at all but I found myself putting on Bleach every other day and it started to seep into what I wanted our album to sound like. I don't think sonically it influenced us but it was about the approach."
  • According to Q magazine, frontman Kele Okereke's lyrics for this track were inspired by wasted days watching US reality TV.

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