James Blake is one of those artists on the tips of a lot of tongues. Regretfully, I’ve been slow on getting deep into his music and by the time I got hooked by the UK producer/singer’s minimalist style, I was already way behind. You guys are probably more familiar with his music than I am, so hit me up in the comments with any suggested listening so I can play catch up while I wait for his album to drop (on February 7th). Here is his video for “Limit To Your Love”.
Read more from the press release below…
2010 was a stellar year for James Blake; first with his critically acclaimed ‘The Bells Sketch’ EP then the huge underground smash ‘CMYK’ on R&S, he’s gone from a left field beat-maker operating on the fringes of dubstep to one of the brightest new names to watch in British music today.
A second R&S release – the brilliant ‘Klavierwerke EP’ – was released in September, and immediately set about defining the sound of James’ future as he cut and spliced his own voice to create an EP of emotive, insular genius, knowingly paving the way for his full vocal debut with Limit To Your Love. Off the back of this EP, some bloggers claimed to have been reduced to tears by the simplicity and beauty of the sounds the 21-year-old teases from his home studio.
James now rounds off an unparalleled year of discovery by unveiling one of the most stunning male vocals to emerge this millennium. This version of Feist & Chilly Gonzales’s ‘Limit To Your Love’ will be the first taste of his debut album due in early 2011. Re-worked, recorded and produced entirely alone in his bedroom, this single is also the first time listener will have had the chance to hear James’ incredibly soulful voice. Matching a heart-stoppingly emotional delivery to a speaker-busting, foundation-crumbling bassline, this is a simply exceptional piece of music, the natural successor to Massive Attack’s Unfinished Sympathy as the ultimate expression of UK urban emotion.