James Blake

Next week, British smarty-pants electronic pop prince James Blake will release his new album Overgrown, and we’ve posted a handful of its songs: “Retrograde,” “And Holy Ghost,” “Voyeur,” a live version of “Our Love Comes Back,” the Brian Eno collab “Digital Lion.” And now Blake has posted a couple more on his own Tumblr. “Take A Fall For Me” has an emotive guest rap from the Wu-Tang abbot RZA, and it throws that verse over a ghostly lope of a beat and adds some disorienting vocal filters; stream that one here. And the Overgrown bonus track turns Big Boi’s voice into a spectral echo the way Big Boi’s buddy Big K.R.I.T. turned Blake’s own voice into a spectral echo on his own track “R.E.M.“; hear that one here.

Overgrown is out 4/8 on Atlas/Republic.

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Comments (6)
  1. this is cool.

  2. the entire album is amazing! AOTY

  3. I want James Blake to make a collaborative album with a Mainstream hip-hop artist. His “Harmonimix” work is brilliant, and these two tracks are great. I think, paired with the right MC, he could do some serious damage (or “reconstruction”, rather) to the current EDM-heavy hip-hop radio songs.

  4. Brilliant album. Can’t wait!

  5. so…whatever happened to upvoting and downvoting comments? is that gone?

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