The streets (aka me) have been fiending for this EP since the gospel rave (cool genre, huh?) of “Believe” was played on one of James Blake’s BBC Radio 1 Residency shows over six months ago. Earlier today, James Blake tweeted confirmation that Airhead’s four-track Believe EP would be released on July 21 via he and Dan Foat’s 1-800-Dinosaur label, and now we have a full stream—four varied tracks of pure excellence. There’s the soaring high of “Believe,” the pummeling lurch of “Shirin” and “Shekure,” and the intricate, vocal sample-filled “Hundred Years.”
Each track tells a different story, and although “Believe” stands out most on first listen, subsequent run throughs reveal something special in each track. Check it out below, and don’t forget you can tune into the James Blake show on BBC Radio 1 from 7pm EST tonight.