It’s all happening for James Blake right now.
His CMYK EP seemed to come out of nowhere for me – such a sparse, mature and fresh sound from someone so young. Following the release of his Klavierwerke EP, Blake has given us a taste of what is come from his much-anticipated LP, due to drop sometime early next year, in the form of his stunning cover of Feist’s ‘The Limit to Your Love’.
Blake’s sound appears to have moved on at a furious rate this year as he arrives at this frighteningly spare cover complete with his own unobtrusive vocal and a bassline so low and powerful my MacBook speakers do not even pick it up. This is one for good speakers and earphones people.
Oddly enough Martin de Thurah’s beautifully bizarre video was shown just before the main feature at this month’s Secret Cinema sending shivers down the spines of all our fellow ‘patients’ in the ‘ward’ and shaking the foundations of the disused hospital we were imprisoned within.
Blake’s cover is available for pre-order from iTunes here and below is fantastic remix of the title track from the CMYK EP. Enjoy.