James Blake – “Retrograde”

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With the news that James Blake will be releasing a new album, Overgrown, on April 8th, we now get a taste of the album with “Retrograde.” The song premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show, and after being buzzed about with the intensity that comes with anything related to James Blake, the song does not disappoint.

Putting that unique James Blake twist on electronic music, “Retrograde” builds with ghostly soul, and without cluttering itself by piling on layers and sounds, Blake masterfully uses negative space and flurries of energy to make every single thing count. It’s a powerful piece of music.

It’s too early to call this one of the best songs of 2013, but—well, welcome back James Blake.