James Blake has just premiered his video for “Retrograde,” the first single off of his new album Overgrown. And this one is really amazing!
James Blake – Retrograde
Up up to now, James Blake has gone to be able to great lengths to prove he is a fighter, not a enthusiast. Or, at least, someone that can see battle lines in any artistic pursuit– involving “CMYK” playing chicken with taste clearance lawsuits and his fears in the purity of dubstep, there has been 2011′s James Blake, an cd where he wrote songs (well, several of them) and sang them while appearing extremely uncomfortable with all the connotations of “singer-songwriter”. They were being pretty, but goddamn, were that they serious.
Maybe he’s mellowed together with age: James Blake ‘s “Retrograde”, the first single in the forthcoming Overgrown, is a straight-up soul crooner where his characteristic production details are nevertheless in place, but they’re inside the service of arrangement rather when compared with disorientation. Those wordless falsetto curlicues recall the one and only D’Angelo’s “Brown Sugar”, as the snap of the snare suggests that this is actually the sort of steady pop people typically get from? uestlove. Although the same buzz-synths from “Unluck” and also “I Never Learnt To Share” reappear, their own jutting points are shorn off. And his big vocal trick isn’t some type of electronic manipulation, but rather a great heretofore unheard lower register where he intones, “We’re alone currently. ” Hell, it may just be a love song and another refined attack to anyone who idea he was simply an interpretor rather than a songwriter capable of giving the public his own “Limit To Your current Love. ” “Retrograde” sweetly states that, “Yeah, I can do that will too. “.
Enjoy James Blake! Just gotta love this great new song!