James Blake has launched his extremely anticipated new ‘Covers EP’. Because the title suggests, it’s a group of his favourite covers and the EP is out there all over the place now and contains his eagerly awaited rendition of Billie Eilish’s “when the get together’s over” in addition to his critically acclaimed model of Frank Ocean’s “Godspeed” and his take of the Ewan MacColl-penned “The First Time Ever I Noticed Your Face”. You possibly can try Blake’s model of “when the get together’s over” under.
“Doing these covers and reside performances has stored me going this 12 months…” stated Blake as he introduced the EP on social media. “I selected to document a number of within the studio and it became this EP.”
Whereas spending time at house throughout lockdown, Blake spent a lot of his days performing fan requested covers on social media. With such a constructive response the artist went on to formally launch his wildly fashionable cowl of Frank Ocean’s “Godspeed,” which generated over 5 million views on TikTok and sparked excessive reward from followers and press alike, with Hypebeast noting, “He exudes his ghostly vocals all through, layering his soul-inflecting supply over the skeletal piano chords.”
“It’s been a pleasure to find new music and new methods of enjoying songs I’ve already heard,” he says of his inspiration to create this EP.
The ‘Covers EP’, follows just lately launched dance EP, ‘Earlier than’. The 4 monitor EP is an homage to his London membership days, as Blake returns to his roots on these deep and immersive dancefloor tracks whereas showcasing the evolution of his music.
Talking just lately to NME, Blake mentioned his “craving” for the return of the clubbing scene, which has been broadly shut down in 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.
“I don’t find out about you, however as quickly as this pandemic hit, one in every of my rapid yearnings was: ‘OK, I can’t go to golf equipment anymore,’” Blake stated, earlier than happening to explain clubbing as a “launch” that he misses greater than something for the time being.
James Blake’s ‘Covers EP’ is out now and contains the next tracks:
“when the get together’s over”
“By no means Dreamed You’d Depart In Summer time”
“When We’re Older”
“The First Time Ever I Noticed Your Face”