Indulge in the Passive Aggressive Temptation of Bloc Party’s “Virtue”

Open to colorful interpretations.

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Photo: Bloc Party – Virtue (Official Video) YouTube

British indie pop quartet, Bloc Party, knows how to blend the borders of PG and Rated R with their new video “Virtue” where we see pastel-colored people display coded body language of mating rituals. It has a simple melodic base, where the gliding bass and chords pulse as frontman Kele chants about falling into temptations:

“Virtue” is the second music video from Bloc Party’s latest album, HYMNS, which came out on January of this year. Bloc Party started out in 1999 and rocketed them into Britain’s most in-demand pop bands for their 2005 debut record, Silent Alarm. They will start touring on May:

North America 2016 tour dates

5/13-15 – Shaky Knees Festival (Atlanta, GA, USA)

5/15 – Cat’s Cradle (Carrboro, NC, USA)

5/16 – The Fillmore (Charlotte, NC, USA)

5/18 – The National (Richmond, VA, USA)

5/19 – Echostage (Washington, DC, USA)

5/21 – Newport Music Hall (Columbus, OH, USA)

5/22 – The Vogue Theatre (Indianapolis, IN, USA)

5/23 – Cannery Ballroom (Nashville, TN, USA)

5/25 – Madrid Theatre (Kansas City, MO, USA)

5/26 – The Pageant (St Louis, MO, USA)

5/27 – Majestic Theatre (Detroit, MI, USA)

5/29-30 – Phoenix Concert Theatre (Toronto, ON, Canada)

6/1 – Filmore Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

6/2 – House of Blues (Boston, MA, USA)

6/3-6/5 – The Governors Ball Music Festival (New York, NY, USA)

7/23 – Canalside (Buffalo, NY, USA)

7/28-31 – Lollapalooza (Chicago, IL, USA)

7/29-31 – Osheaga Festival (Montreal, QC, Canada)

7/31 – Grant Park (Chicago, IL, USA)

9/25 – Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

9/25 – KCRWs World Festival (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Europe 2016 tour dates

6/17-19 – Best Kept Secret Festival (Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands)

6/17-19 – Northside Festival (Aarhus, Denmark)

6/24 – Hippodrome de Longchamp (Paris, France)

6/24 – Solidays 2016 (Paris, France)

7/7 – Parc De Valmy – Plein Air (Argelès-sur-Mer, France)

7/8 – I-Days 2016 (Milan, Italy)

7/15 – Super Bock Super Rock (Lisbon, Portugal)

7/16 – Benicassim Festival Grounds (Benicassim, Spain)

7/16 – Festival Internacional de Benicàssim – FIB 2016 (Benicassim, Spain)

8/10-17 – Sziget Festival (Budapest, Hungary)

8/17-20 – Pukkelpop (Hasselt, Belgium)