Celebrated singer, songwriter, and producer James Blake has grown immensely on his journey into a veritable critical darling and online phenomenon, but his mystique is only blossoming further.
Blake’s eponymous release was ranked one of the top albums of 2011 by Pitchfork, Mojo, and Uncut. His second full-length album, Overgrown, has received immense acclaim from fans and press alike. Counting Kanye West, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, and Joni Mitchell amongst the ranks of his high-profile supporters, Blake’s music continues to be met with an overwhelmingly positive response.
Cultural cornerstone US Weekly officially joined “Team Blake” after bestowing three (out of four) stars on the album days before its release and UK international tastemaker NME gave the offering a rating of eight out of ten. It has topped iTunes charts globally, reaching No. 1 in Denmark, No. 2 in Germany and Australia, and No. 3 in the U.K.
Watch a music video for James Blake’s “Overgrown” here: