If you’re a James Blake fan, there’s a good chance you’ve already caught wind of the singer/producer’s new single, “Modern Soul.” But on the off chance you don’t spend every waking hour of your day combing through the web for new music like I do, I’ve taken the liberty of embedding the track below for your convenience.
Premiered on his BBC Radio 1 residency earlier today (that’s last night for those of you across the pond), the song is a slowly-burning quite storm that breathes air like the rainforest, slowing inhaling and exhaling deep currents of air. With its optimistic piano chords, distant percussive elements and Blake’s soulful croon, it’s a welcome glimpse of his forthcoming record, Radio Silence.
In an interview with Esquire last year, Blake confirmed that the album will include both Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon and Kanye West. If we’re lucky, maybe we’ll get both… on one track. How amazing would that be? A man can only dream.