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Listen: James Blake Announces New Album ‘Overgrown’ With New Single ‘Retrograde’

The first taster, ‘Retrograde’, will be premiered tonight on BBC Radio One.

Two years on from his debut album, James Blake is back with a new full length and a first cut from it is set to be premiered tonight.

Second LP ‘Overgrown’ is described by a press release as ‘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.’ It’s set for release on April 6th.

Before that, though, we’ll get the first taster of the record - ‘Retrograde’. Set to get its first spin tonight (7th February) on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio One show at 7:30pm, it’ll be available to stream online shortly afterwards.

Update: You can now stream the track below:



To support all of this, Blake is set to play a one off date at London’s ICA on February 26th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am. After that he’ll head out on a North American tour. The dates for that read:

APRIL
14 Indio, CA, Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
16 San Francisco, CA, The Mezzanine
17 San Francisco, CA, The Mezzanine
18 Santa Cruz, CA, Rio Theater
21 Indio, CA, Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
23 Seattle, WA, Neptune
24 Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom
25 Vancouver, BC, Commodore
27 Salt Lake City, UT, Depot
28 Denver, CO, Ogden Theater
29 Kansa City, MO, Liberty Hall

MAY
1 Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
2 Chicago, IL, Metro
3 Detroit, MI, Majestic Theater
4 Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall
6 Montreal, QB, Metropolis
8 Boston, MA, House of Blues
9 New York, NY, Terminal 5
11 Philadelphia, PA, TLA
12 Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
13 Chapel Hill, NC, Cat’s Cradle
14 Atlanta, GA, Masquerade

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