James Blake Looks Ahead

Plans afoot for album #2

James Blake has begun to look ahead, admitting that he has begun to plot his second album.

Emerging from the dubstep scene, James Blake earning a stunning reputation in an extremely short space of time. Yet when his debut album dropped, the producer revealed a penchant for emotive songwriting.

Tackling Feist and laying bare his emotions, James Blake’s debut album divided fans but won a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize. Currently focussing on his new EP ‘Enough Thunder’ the producer is looking ahead to his second album.

Touring throughout the summer, James Blake revealed his plans to BBC 6Music. “When I come off tour, I want to keep the musical conversation up with the band and just try and maybe replace the drum machine with someone who’s just an incredible drummer and still have the electronicness going on but I don’t know” he said.

“I’m just brainstorming. There’s loads of things I know I could do that would switch up my current process and that’s what I need to do.”

Continuing, James Blake explained that he does not feel he has exhausted the possibilities of his music. “I feel like I’ve slightly exhausted, not the possibilities, but the inspiration that I get from sitting in front of a computer screen and trying to piece music together.”

‘Enough Thunder’ is due to be released on October 10th, containing a collaboration between Bon Iver and James Blake. “Justin (Vernon) was a massive influence on me, not just in terms of the music but in what they were doing as a minimal record” he told 6Music.

“I met him at SXSW and we got chatting and turned out he was a fan of me as well and for quite a while I couldn’t actually believe that, but it’s true apparently.”

‘Falls Creek Boys Choir’ pits Justin Vernon’s orchestration against Blake’s voice, with the track rubbing alongside new material and a Joni Mitchell cover.

James Blake is set to release ‘Enough Thunder’ on October 10th.

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