Two years after his debut album took UK bass culture down previously unimagined roads of introspection, James Blake returns with the epic 'Retrograde'. The track is available from next Monday, February 11th.~
Combining his heart-piercing songwriter side with a skyscraper of soaring electronics, 'Retrograde' takes the listener surfing on an emotional sine wave, an electronic soul testament that earmarks him out as the successor to the thrones long since vacated by Massive Attack and the Aphex Twin.
Retrograde is the perfect introduction to his second LP 'Overgrown', an incredible album that sees James growing as a singer and songwriter while at the same time returning to the brain melting electronic perfection of his early releases on Hemlock and Hessle, moving way beyond any post-dubstep pigeonholes to include stunning reinterpretations of both hip-hop and house.
James will play at the ICA on February 26th. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday February 8th