James Blake previews André 3000 collaboration during DJ set in Brooklyn
James Blake gave fans a taste of some unreleased work on December 8 in Brooklyn, teasing a track featuring the vocals of André 3000. Blake and André 3000 worked together previously on “Look Ma No Hands,” which was released over the summer under André 3000’s name. It was a sublime example of Blake’s versatile and often somber tone.
Blake’s approach to music has always been forthright; he’s an artist that is constantly growing while never forgetting. His ability to navigate mood, genre, and medium has enabled him to work with some of this generation’s best. This year alone, he worked on Travis Scott‘s ASTROWORLD, the Black Panther soundtrack and released a handful of singles. In 2016, he toured with Vince Staples and Moses Sumney for his album, The Colour of Everything — a truly versatile mood-bending lineup.
With the art collective 1-800-Dinosaur, a “kindship of humans plus dinosaurs,” Blake has hit the late night scene dropping hints of heat, one of which can be found 7:45 into the video below. Blake also recently announced that he will be touring the US and Canada in February and March.
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