James Blake Is Back…
with a “modern soul”
It's been a minute since James Blake released some new tunes. His last album Overgrown dropped back in 2013, and it's kept us pretty content for the most part, but we always crave more from the producer/singer-songwriter. During this two-year-long dormant period, we've managed to find artists here and there that sort of sound like him, but no one ever truly compared to the real thing. Blake's cover of Simon & Garfunkel temporarily filled the void, giving us a taste of his experimental side. (We were also intrigued by him collaborating with Kanye West, Bon Iver, and Chance The Rapper.)
Late last night, Blake premiered a brand new track on BBC Radio 1's Residency called "Modern Soul." The song is really mellow and gives us major “The Wilhelm Scream" vibes, reminding us of what made us fall in love with his distinct sound in the first place. We're not sure if this track will appear on Blake's long-awaited forthcoming Radio Silence LP, but we'll take what we can get. Listen to the smooth song in full, below.