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After an album crammed with star features in 2019 (Assume Form, with Travis Scott, Andre 3000, Moses Sumney, Rosalia and Metro Boomin), James Blake hasn’t shown any sign of slowing throughout this strange year that is 2020. He has made a cover of Frank Ocean’s Godspeed, released the two singles You’re Too Precious and Are You Even Real as well as a collaboration with slowthai and Mount Kimbie on Feel Away in September. The hyperactive British artist is back already with this EP consisting of four similarly dreamlike tracks, but each in their own style. I Keep Calling opens the affair with its contrast of lyrical singing, 2-step beats and throbbing bass, while Before is a ballad sang on top of distorted house kicks that quickly spiral into the cosmos. Another success is Do You Ever, a nice unstable bass R&B track, but the auto-tuned Summer of Now is less convincing, a little too alternative for the premium pop artist James Blake has now become. © Smaël Bouaici/Qobuz

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I Keep Calling
00:04:05

James Blake, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Peter Lee Johnson, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Khushi, Producer, Additional Producer - Charlotte Day Wilson, ComposerLyricist - Thomas Paxton-Beesley, ComposerLyricist - Erick The Architect, Producer, Additional Producer - Josh Stadlen, Producer, Piano, Additional Producer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Carl Bespolka, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jameela Jamil, Producer, Additional Producer, ComposerLyricist - Dom Maker, Producer, Co-Producer, ComposerLyricist - Erick Elliot, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc. (A Republic Records / Polydor Records Release)

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Before
00:04:47

James Blake, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Peter Lee Johnson, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Jameela Jamil, Producer, Additional Producer, ComposerLyricist - Dom Maker, Producer, Co-Producer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc. (A Republic Records / Polydor Records Release)

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Do You Ever
00:03:44

Nico Muhly, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - James Blake, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Nathan Schram, Viola, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc. (A Republic Records / Polydor Records Release)

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Summer Of Now
00:04:11

James Blake, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Vocals, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Jameela Jamil, Producer, Additional Producer - Dom Maker, Producer, Additional Producer

℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc. (A Republic Records / Polydor Records Release)

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After an album crammed with star features in 2019 (Assume Form, with Travis Scott, Andre 3000, Moses Sumney, Rosalia and Metro Boomin), James Blake hasn’t shown any sign of slowing throughout this strange year that is 2020. He has made a cover of Frank Ocean’s Godspeed, released the two singles You’re Too Precious and Are You Even Real as well as a collaboration with slowthai and Mount Kimbie on Feel Away in September. The hyperactive British artist is back already with this EP consisting of four similarly dreamlike tracks, but each in their own style. I Keep Calling opens the affair with its contrast of lyrical singing, 2-step beats and throbbing bass, while Before is a ballad sang on top of distorted house kicks that quickly spiral into the cosmos. Another success is Do You Ever, a nice unstable bass R&B track, but the auto-tuned Summer of Now is less convincing, a little too alternative for the premium pop artist James Blake has now become. © Smaël Bouaici/Qobuz

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