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James Blake Releases Assume Form Bonus Track “Mulholland”

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Singer and Songwriter James Blake performs during The Museum of Modern Art's Party in the Garden at MOMA on June 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for The Museum of Modern Art)

James Blake has released a new track, “Mulholland.” The minimalistic piano ballad, featuring drastically pitch-shifted vocals, was initially included as a exclusive bonus song on the vinyl release of the British singer-songwriter’s latest album, Assume Form, but is now available on streaming services.

Earlier this month, Blake released a video for “Barefoot in the Park,” his Assume Form collaboration with Spanish pop singer Rosalía. In February, Black and Travis Scott premiered a clip for their Metro Boomin collaboration “Mile High,” which opens with a coffee shop scene that is vaguely redolent of Mulholland Drive.

Mulholland…Is James Blake going through a David Lynch phase? As a composition, “Mulholland” is almost strange and surrealistic enough to suggest the influence. Read our review of Assume Form here, and listen to “Mulholland” below.