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James Blake – “Retrograde”

James Blake - retrograde

James Blake has announced the follow-up to his excellent self-titled LP. Overgrown will be out on April 8 through Republic. Press materials vaguely promise that the album will see Blake returning to the “brain melting electronic perfection” of his early releases, “moving way beyond any post-dubstep pigeonholes to include stunning reinterpretations of both hip-hop and house.” Earlier this evening saw the drop of the single Retrogade – hand claps, fuzzy synths, and layers of his own humming, the wunderkind delivers some of his biggest vocals to date. It makes for a huge, slightly noisy climax that then drops out to leave you hypnotized.