James Blake “Retrograde” (Music Video)


Wow this is so smooth. James Blake, one of xxyyxx‘s biggest inspirations, just released the first single off his upcoming album. The record, entitled Overgrown, will be release on April 8th via Republic Records. The British producer’s new jam “Retrograde” starts off with Blake humming a beautiful melody that is eventually looped, then the artist is backed by heavily reverberated claps and a gloomy piano part. As momentum builds in the track you finally hear the main vocals soulfully spilling out, then out of almost no where, heavy droning synths float in pilled with layers of majestic instruments and sounds. The way the this song rises and falls with emotions throughout it makes it a truly powerful piece of music. Amazing stuff, one of my favorite songs of 2013 so far without a doubt. Listen to James Blake’s “Retrograde” below, and keep your eyes peeled for another release from Overgrown to drop soon enough. A video for this song will be release on February 10th. Peep the new music video below;

Official release of “Retrograde”


Music video;

James Blake’s 2013 Tour Dates;

02/26 – London, UK @ ICA
04/14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
04/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
04/18 – Santa Cruz CA @ Rio Theatre
04/21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04/23 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
04/24 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
04/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
04/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
04/28 – Denver. CO @ Ogden Theatre
05/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
05/02 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
05/03 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
05/04 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
05/06 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
05/08 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
05/09 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
05/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
05/12 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/13 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
05/24 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
05/29 – Madrid, ES @ Sala Capital
05/30 – Porto, PT @ Optimus Primavera Sound

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