James Blake – “Retrograde” Video

By Tom Breihan / February 11, 2013

I’ll have to watch James Blake’s video for his heady, luminescent new single “Retrograde” a few more times before I have any idea what’s going on. But the dark and mysterious clip, directed by Martin De Thurah, involves asteroids, alien visitors, bikers who fell to earth, and a few gorgeously rendered frozen moments of destruction. Watch it below, and then imagine the headfucking space-mystery sci-fi film that might result if Blake ever blew it out to feature-length proportions.

Blake’s new album Overgrown is out 4/8 on Republic.