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Review: James Blake Haunts Our Dreams on ‘The Colour in Anything’

As the old saying goes: a rising TIDAL of Lemonade lifts all boats. Thanks to the rising floodwaters that be Hurricane Bey, a co-writing credit on…
Andy Beta / May 13, 2016

James Blake Finds Beauty Within Darkness in ‘I Need a Forest Fire’ Video

Last week's cloudy weather came soundtracked by James Blake's surprise-released The Colour in Anything. "I Need a Forest Fire," the sublime collaboration with Bon Iver, is the first track…
Brian Josephs / May 10, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Radiohead, James Blake, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from California scuzz-punks, U.K. electro-rock mainstays, and more.
SPIN Staff / May 6, 2016

Stream James Blake’s ‘The Colour in Anything’ Right Now

The blockbuster release train is still rolling as May unfolds. The eternally mournful singer James Blake has released The Colour in Anything, his third album (previously known as…
Brian Josephs / May 5, 2016

Surprise: James Blake’s New Album ‘The Colour in Anything’ Comes Out Tonight

Update: There's a third new James Blake song out there. It's called "My Willing Heart" and you can find it here. Update 2: Find album…
Anna Gaca / May 5, 2016

Review: Beyoncé Is the Rightful Heir to Michael Jackson and Prince on ‘Lemonade’

Like all things Beyoncé, Lemonade is a triumph of marketing and musicality, spectacle and song, vision and collaboration, Borg-like assimilation, and — as of 2013…
Greg Tate / April 28, 2016

James Blake Shares Aptly-Titled New Song, ‘Modern Soul’

After confirming last summer that Justin Vernon and Kanye West would be on his new album, Radio Silence — and, more recently, that he'd appear on…
Harley Brown / February 11, 2016

James Blake Confirms Justin Vernon, Kanye West Appearances on ‘Radio Silence’

James Blake has confirmed what we've already sort of known for a year: his forthcoming third album, Radio Silence, will feature Justin Vernon and Kanye West. According to…
Harley Brown / July 22, 2015

Primavera Sound 2015 Live Stream: The Strokes, Sleater-Kinney, Thurston Moore, and More

This year's iteration of Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival starts today. The stacked lineup totally merits a trek to Spain, but if you're stuck at home,…
Colin Joyce / May 28, 2015

Rick Rubin Joins Genius to Annotate Lyrics By Kanye West, Vampire Weekend, and More

It's rumored that Rick Rubin is currently in the studio with Justin Bieber working on the follow-up to the pint-sized star's... well, we're not sure…
Brennan Carley / February 3, 2015

Stream James Blake’s Ultra-Brief ‘200 Press’ EP

Shortly after announcing that the follow-up to 2013's Overgrown is "70 percent done" — and that it will feature a collaboration with Yeezus himself — James…
Rachel Brodsky / December 10, 2014

James Blake’s New LP Will Be Out in ‘About Five Months,’ Could Feature Kanye West

Back in June at Governors Ball, James Blake let slip that his next album was about halfway done, and it seems like all's proceeding smoothly…
Colin Joyce / November 23, 2014

Q&A: Idris Elba Talks ‘Mi Mandela’ And Collaborating With James Blake, Mumford & Sons

Golden Globe-winning actor Idris Elba (The Wire, Thor, Pacific Rim) releases his first full-length album, Idris Elba Presents Mi Mandela, next week. The LP is…
Dan Weiss / November 21, 2014

James Blake Reveals New Track ‘Building It Still’

Last night, James Blake once again filled his seat as a guest DJ for BBC Radio 1 and the beat-savvy singer-songwriter took the opportunity to debut a new…
Matthew Levine / October 17, 2014

James Blake Debuts Moody Untitled Track on BBC Radio

At Governor's Ball last month, James Blake let the news slip that he's already about halfway done with his next record. The U.K. producer returned…
Colin Joyce / July 19, 2014

James Blake Is Working With Kanye and Justin Vernon, New Album Halfway Complete

The British beatsmith James Blake is deep in the midst of a set of international festival dates, the most recent of which brought him to…
Colin Joyce / June 15, 2014

Watch James Blake’s Stately Cover of Bill Withers’ ‘Hope She’ll Be Happier’

James Blake has never been afraid to take on a classic. His laid-back, mealy-mouthed cover of Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You" is evidence of…
Colin Joyce / June 10, 2014

Rhythm & Snooze: From Sohn to Chet Faker, A Global Group of Artists Explore the EDM-R&B Axis

Look, I hate to do it, I don't want to do it, but I have to do it. Reader, it's my job: I have to…
Garrett Kamps / April 17, 2014

Stream James Blake’s BBC Radio Mix Featuring, um, Simon Tallywhacker

Last month, James Blake returned to BBC Radio 1 for his occasional Residency hosting gig, which is less a traditional DJ set and more a blank canvas…
Dan Reilly / April 2, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: James Blake’s Trippy Remix of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘m.A.A.d city’

DENA, "Bad Timing"Bulgarian rapper and singer DENA is a faux-naive chanteuse, like Nico if she were raised on the conversational, occasionally bleating bombast of M.I.A.
Brandon Soderberg / March 3, 2014
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