So far 2010 has been a stellar year for James Blake; first with his critically acclaimed â€˜The Bells Sketchâ€™ EP then the huge underground smash â€˜CMYKâ€™ on R&S, heâ€™s gone from a left field beat-maker operating on the fringes of dubstep to one of the brightest new names to watch in British music today. A second R&S release â€“ the brilliant â€˜Klavierwerke EPâ€™ – was released in September, and immediately set about defining the sound of James’ future as he cut and spliced his own voice to create an EP of emotive, insular genius, knowingly paving the way for his full vocal debut with Limit To Your Love.
Off the back of this EP, some bloggers claimed to have been reduced to tears by the simplicity and beauty of the sounds the 21-year-old teases from his home studio.
James now rounds off an unparalleled year of discovery by unveiling one of the most stunning male vocals to emerge this millennium.
This version of Feist & Chilly Gonzalesâ€™s â€˜Limit To Your Loveâ€™ will be the first taste of his debut album due in early 2011. Re-worked, recorded and produced entirely alone in his bedroom, this single is also the first time listener will have had the chance to hear Jamesâ€™ incredibly soulful voice.
Matching a heart-stoppingly emotional delivery to a speaker-busting, foundation-crumbling bassline, this is a simply exceptional piece of music, the natural successor to Massive Attackâ€™s Unfinished Sympathy as the ultimate expression of UK urban emotion.
â€˜Limit To Your Loveâ€™ is more than just a cover, it’s a glimpse into James Blakeâ€™s world. Many have already heard LTYL shaking the foundations of James’ DJ sets this year.
As dubstep fragments into the mainstream consciousness James Blake boldly sets out his stall as one of the most credible and forward thinking artists to emerge in years.
James has just returned from shooting the LTYL video in Copenhagen with influential director Martin De Thurah. His debut album will be released in early 2011.
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