James Blake has production credits on “Solo” and “Godspeed,” but he didn’t limit his influence on Frank Ocean‘s Blonde album to studio sessions. The talented vocalist, producer, and instrumentalist delivered a memorable cover performance of “Godspeed” during his performance at the FORM Arcosanti Festival in Arcosanti, Arizona. Watch James’s performance below. .@jamesblake closed out the FORM Arcosanti . . .
English electronic duo Mount Kimbie has connected with James Blake for a moody, vibe-heavy record called “We Go Home Together.” The newly released visual accompaniment is a somewhat disorienting, trippy production that magnifies the emotive nature of the record itself. Watch the Frank Lebon-directed video for “We Go Home Together” below. Mount Kimbie North American . . .
I really feel like I can hear an entire life of emotion in James Blake‘s voice. This time around, the video for “My Willing Heart” carries equal amounts of depth, both literally and figuratively. The black and white video stars Natalie Portman, who appeared in the video just days before she gave birth. The elegant . . .
Highly anticipated? Without question. Following the sudden release of his The Colour In Anything LP, James Blake has released the tour dates for his (extensive) North American tour, which begins on August 12th in the relatively small market of Eaux Claire, Wisconsin and concludes on November 20th in Los Angeles. Tickets can be purchased at . . .
James Blake‘s third studio album, The Colour In Anything, came on the heels of the ending of a two and a half year long relationship with someone I was planning on eventually having big headed kids running around with. The stinging pain that came along with that wasn’t something that I was in any way prepared . . .
Following up the release of his The Colour In Anything album, James Blake drops a video for the only song from that project to include a guest feature, “I Need A Forest Fire,” which features Bon Iver. The visual accompaniment moves slowly enough to match the song’s calming nature. Watch the video for “I Need . . .
We heard three songs release earlier today, including the Justin Vernon-featuring “I Need A Forest Fire,” and now James Blake‘s The Colour In Anything album can be streamed in full via Spotify. The project was partially produced by Rick Rubin and runs in at seventeen tracks total. Stream The Colour In Anything in full below.
James Blake will release The Colour In Anything tonight at midnight on the dot, and we can stream three songs from the highly anticipated project in advance. “Radio Silence” centers around eerie, dissonant melodies and a message of regret. “I Need A Forest Fire” features Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, and includes some beautiful harmonies . . .
James Blake heads into more ominous, experimental territory once more with the disorienting sounds of “Timeless.” The multitalented musician refuses to resign himself to any sort of easy categorization or genre, instead focusing on drawing different emotions out his listeners. Look for James’s Radio Silence project to release in the near future and stream “Timeless” . . .
When I think of James Blake, I’m inclined to expect the beautifully subtle, oftentimes solemn displays of exceptional vocal ability that he’s primarily known for. In the case of “RPG,” his collaborative release with Trim, that’s very far from the actual case. James puts his unique take on production to excellent use, creating a swirling, . . .
James Blake‘s “Modern Soul” sounds a bit more futuristic than we’d anticipate; full of dissonant cords, clanging cymbals, and his beautiful falsetto vocals. The production is jarring, almost distracting listeners from Blake’s soothing vocals. However, James has beautiful emotion, unorthodox runs, and intricate intonations within his performance that can’t help but ensure that he remains . . .
Hailing from Johannesburg, South Africa, Johnny Cradle is a roots electro trio with a world of talent at their collective fingertips. Their latest release is a six track remix EP that features new versions of songs by the likes of Kanye West, Sade, James Blake, and Lianne La Havas. Smooth electronic piano vibes and tribal-influenced, . . .
James Blake remixes are often in a world of their own. Take his latest, a remix of Outkast and UGK‘s “International Player’s Anthem.” The original featured an iconic, unmistakably vibrant and upbeat soul sample. Stream James Blake’s “International Player’s Anthem” via BBC‘s website, at the 20:30 mark of the program. Also check out Blake’s earlier . . .
As tylerWRIGHTEOUS explains, “I had an idea to remix & put two of my favorite songs together, so I did. This is my interpretation of Phil Beaudreau‘s ‘Anyway’ mixed with James Blake‘s ‘The Wilhelm Scream’.” What results from this experimental journey is a rich, echoing listening experience that feels as futuristic as it does challenging. . . .
James Blake took on the role of DJ last night on BBC Radio, as part of his residency with the program. He used his time to play some unreleased music, including his new song, “40455.” Dark and somber, “40455” creates feelings of foreboding and darkness in a delicate way that only James Blake can pull . . .