James Blake takes on Beyonce, Billie Eilish, Stevie Wonder in new ‘Covers’ EP
James Blake upholds the gift giving spirit with his new Covers EP, bestowing listeners with six inspired takes on fan-requested tracks from social media.
The release features Blake’s wildly popular cover of Frank Ocean‘s “Godspeed,” but also sees the London-based musician chillingly cover the likes of Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, Stevie Wonder, Joy Division, and Roberta Flack. When describing the release, the singer/songwriter said,
“One of the things keeping me going mentally throughout lockdown has been the requests from fans for different covers and performing them on Instagram. It’s been a joy to discover new music and new ways of playing songs I’ve already heard.”
The new EP follows the October release of James Blake’s Before EP, a satisfying if not brief return to an earlier time in the producer’s career. Listen to Covers in full below.
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