Thing with having your own Radio 1 Residency is it’s the ideal place to premiere your own material, which is exactly what James Blake did last night. It’s another surprise following his atmospheric reworking of Don Mclean’s Vincent that he dropped on Christmas Eve. It’s introspective, blurring electronic soul, Blake’s vocal obscured and altered giving it this almost eerie quality, backed up by the gentle clanking of bottles. Underneath, synths interact and weave, albeit slowly providing some depth to the accompaniment.

The Alexander Brown directed video was filmed driving around Los Angeles. Check it out below

James Blake recently announced details of a one-off, intimate date at London’s Roundhouse on February 5th, which sold out immediately and surrounds his extensive UK & European dates with Kendrick Lamar. Full dates are as follows:

February 5 || Roundhouse || London (headline show)

DAMN Tour (w/ Kendrick Lamar)
February 7 || 3Arena || Dublin
February 9 || Genting Arena || Birmingham
February 10 || Arena || Manchester
February 11 || SSE Hydro || Glasgow
February 12 || The O2 || London
February 13 || The O2 || London
February 15 || Festhalle || Frankfurt
February 20 || The SSE Arena, Wembley || London
February 22 || Lanxess Arena || Cologne
February 23 || Ziggo Dome || Amsterdam
February 25 || AccorHotels Arena || Paris
February 27 || Sportpaleis || Antwerp
March 1 || Royal Arena || Copenhagen
March 2 || Telenor Arena || Oslo
March 3 || Ericsson Globe || Stockholm
March 5 || Mercedes-Benz Arena || Berlin