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James Blake has come a long way! Things have changed a lot since the beginning of the decade when he was playing around with post-dubstep beats. Although he’s now one of the most popular producers of mainstream music (having worked with Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and Anderson Paak), the sound of James Blake is still unmistakeable both for the magnificent melancholy of each one of his songs and his ability to express emotion through music.



This new album is certainly no exception. It starts off simply with piano arabesques and the vocals from the title track and then come two tracks with Metro Boomin, the most highly rated producer of US hip-hop who is also a songwriter and DJ. Travis Scott on the mic is a hit on Mile High, while Moses Sumney proves why there’s so much hype around his name on Tell Them, which is proof of the saying less is more. Another great track is Barefoot in the Park featuring the Catalan Rosalía, the singer and songwriter behind the hit Malamente. Her vocals are as delicate as ever as she sings in unison with Blake for this lovely chorus with the faint sound of velvety-smooth piano chords playing in the back. But the real highlight of the album is the feature with Andre 3000 from Outkast who bursts in with all guns blazing on Where’s the Catch?, a track with instrumentals that are both heavy and delicate at the same time, a musical oxymoron that only James Blake would be capable of. © Smaël Bouaici/Qobuz

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Assume Form 00:04:49

Eric Eylands, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Armstrong, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Blake, Producer, Piano, Vocals, Synthesizer, Co-Mixer, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Dominic Maker, Producer, Additional Producer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Nathan Boddy, Co-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dan Foat, Producer, Executive Producer

A Polydor Records recording; ℗ 2019 Polydor Limited

2
Mile High (feat. Metro Boomin & Travis Scott) 00:03:13

Eric Eylands, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Armstrong, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Blake, Producer, Piano, Co-Producer, Vocals, Synthesizer, Co-Mixer, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Travis Scott, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Leland Wayne, ComposerLyricist - Jacques Webster, ComposerLyricist - Nathan Boddy, Co-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dan Foat, Producer, Executive Producer - Metro Boomin, Producer, Co-Producer, Vocalist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Dre Moon, Producer, Co-Producer - Wavy, Producer, Co-Producer

A Polydor Records recording; ℗ 2019 Polydor Limited

3
Tell Them (feat. Metro Boomin & Moses Sumney) 00:03:28

James Blake, Producer, Piano, Co-Producer, Vocals, Synthesizer, Co-Mixer, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Leland Wayne, ComposerLyricist - Dominic Maker, ComposerLyricist - Nathan Boddy, Co-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - ALLEN RITTER, Producer, Co-Producer, ComposerLyricist - Dan Foat, Producer, Executive Producer - Metro Boomin, Producer, Co-Producer, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Lee Johnson, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Moses Sumney, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dre Moon, Producer, Co-Producer - Anthony Maker, ComposerLyricist

A Polydor Records recording; ℗ 2019 Polydor Limited

4
Into The Red 00:04:17

Eric Eylands, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Armstrong, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Blake, Producer, Piano, Vocals, Synthesizer, Co-Mixer, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Dominic Maker, Producer, Co-Producer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Nathan Boddy, Co-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dan Foat, Producer, Executive Producer

A Polydor Records recording; ℗ 2019 Polydor Limited

5
Barefoot In The Park (feat. Rosalía) 00:03:30

Rosalia, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Eric Eylands, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Paco Ortega, ComposerLyricist - John Armstrong, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Blake, Producer, Piano, Vocals, Synthesizer, Co-Mixer, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Dominic Maker, Producer, Additional Producer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Nathan Boddy, Co-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dan Foat, Producer, Executive Producer - Rosalía Vila, ComposerLyricist

A Polydor Records recording; ℗ 2019 Polydor Limited

6
Can't Believe The Way We Flow 00:04:26

Teddy Randazzo, ComposerLyricist - Roger Joyce, ComposerLyricist - Victoria Pike, ComposerLyricist - Eric Eylands, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Armstrong, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Blake, Producer, Piano, Vocals, Synthesizer, Co-Mixer, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Dominic Maker, Producer, Co-Producer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Nathan Boddy, Co-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dan Foat, Producer, Executive Producer

A Polydor Records recording; ℗ 2019 Polydor Limited

7
Are You In Love? 00:03:17

Eric Eylands, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Armstrong, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Blake, Producer, Piano, Vocals, Synthesizer, Co-Mixer, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Nathan Boddy, Co-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dan Foat, Producer, Executive Producer

A Polydor Records recording; ℗ 2019 Polydor Limited

8
Where's The Catch? (feat. André 3000) 00:04:35

André Benjamin, ComposerLyricist - Eric Eylands, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andre 3000, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - John Armstrong, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Blake, Producer, Piano, Vocals, Synthesizer, Co-Mixer, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Dominic Maker, ComposerLyricist - Nathan Boddy, Co-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dan Foat, Producer, Executive Producer

A Polydor Records recording; ℗ 2019 Polydor Limited

9
I'll Come Too 00:03:42

Eric Eylands, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Armstrong, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Blake, Producer, Piano, Co-Producer, Vocals, Synthesizer, Co-Mixer, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Bruno Nicolai, ComposerLyricist - Dominic Maker, Producer, Co-Producer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Nathan Boddy, Co-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dan Foat, Producer, Executive Producer

A Polydor Records recording; ℗ 2019 Polydor Limited

10
Power On 00:04:06

Eric Eylands, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Armstrong, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Blake, Producer, Piano, Co-Producer, Vocals, Synthesizer, Co-Mixer, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Dominic Maker, Producer, Co-Producer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Nathan Boddy, Co-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dan Foat, Producer, Executive Producer - Anthony Maker, ComposerLyricist

A Polydor Records recording; ℗ 2019 Polydor Limited

11
Don't Miss It 00:04:58

Joshua Smith, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Eric Eylands, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Armstrong, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Blake, Producer, Piano, Vocals, Co-Mixer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Dominic Maker, Producer, Co-Producer, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer - Nathan Boddy, Co-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dan Foat, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 2018 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

12
Lullaby For My Insomniac 00:03:43

Eric Eylands, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Armstrong, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Blake, Producer, Piano, Vocals, Synthesizer, Co-Mixer, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Nathan Boddy, Co-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dan Foat, Producer, Executive Producer

A Polydor Records recording; ℗ 2019 Polydor Limited

Album Description

James Blake has come a long way! Things have changed a lot since the beginning of the decade when he was playing around with post-dubstep beats. Although he’s now one of the most popular producers of mainstream music (having worked with Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and Anderson Paak), the sound of James Blake is still unmistakeable both for the magnificent melancholy of each one of his songs and his ability to express emotion through music.



This new album is certainly no exception. It starts off simply with piano arabesques and the vocals from the title track and then come two tracks with Metro Boomin, the most highly rated producer of US hip-hop who is also a songwriter and DJ. Travis Scott on the mic is a hit on Mile High, while Moses Sumney proves why there’s so much hype around his name on Tell Them, which is proof of the saying less is more. Another great track is Barefoot in the Park featuring the Catalan Rosalía, the singer and songwriter behind the hit Malamente. Her vocals are as delicate as ever as she sings in unison with Blake for this lovely chorus with the faint sound of velvety-smooth piano chords playing in the back. But the real highlight of the album is the feature with Andre 3000 from Outkast who bursts in with all guns blazing on Where’s the Catch?, a track with instrumentals that are both heavy and delicate at the same time, a musical oxymoron that only James Blake would be capable of. © Smaël Bouaici/Qobuz

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