James Blake‘s “Life Round Here” is suddenly picking up a full head of steam ten months after its initial release.
First there was Blake’s own remix of the song with Chance the Rapper, and now the motley crew of Ellie Goulding, Angel Haze, and Noah Breakfast (they grow up so fast) have put together a cover of the song.
Noah Breakfast blends bits of Disclosure and Major Lazer to provide Goulding with a moody bed on which to loop. She fills the space with shadowy reflections of Blake’s melodies, and Angel Haze puts a bow on the whole operation with a cutting verse. A worthy homage to the original that can stand on its own two legs.
Stream below, then compare with Chance’s take: