James Blake – Retrograde
What was so exciting about James Blake’s debut self-titled album was the amazing voice he kept secret from the world. Blake’s musical career before the LP existed of impressive, well produced, dub beats. Alone, they were exciting and showed promise for the young brit. But when he revealed to the world that he could combine his production skills with an incredibly controlled, unique voice, everything changed. Blake became a superstar. Yesterday, James Blake previewed his sophomore album, Overgrown with the premiere of “Retrograde” on BBC radio. If you still aren’t a believer, let this convert you. James Blake has some of the best pipes around. “Retrograde” shows that Blake can belt just as much as his synths can. I am back on the James Blake train, and I cannot wait for Overgrown to get everyone on board again.