After a 2-year absence, the new look Bloc Party have teased a new single cut from their fifth album, Hymns, which is expected to drop in early 2016.

'The Love Within' is the third snippet to be leaked from the record following 'Exes' and 'The Good News', which the band recently performed for BBC 6 Music at Maida Vale studios. Built around guitarist Russell Lissack's whammy pedal synth womps, the album opener marks a departure from the usual Bloc Party conventions of jagged guitars and propulsive drums, with frontman Kele Okereke even playfully referencing 2007's 'The Prayer' in his opening gambit.

Listen to both 'The Love Within' and the BBC 6 Music session below: