Rejoice!!! The noble post-dubstep, soul crooner James Blake has returned with a brand new single and news of his sophomore album. After topping my Top Fifty Albums List in 2011 with his debut, Jimmy’s got some high expectations to live up to. His follow-up album is titled “Overgrown” and is scheduled for an April 8th release through Republic Records. Featured below is the first single “Retrograde”, premièred today on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show. With a minimal post-dub beat, some gorgeous piano chords and Blake’s powerful, soul vocals, “Retrograde” is a satisfying first taste of “Overgrown”.
P.S. James Blake recently announced a Spring North American tour, including 3 Canadian dates: