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James Blake opens up about mental health and having “suicidal thoughts” while touring

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James Blake has spoken out about his own experience with depression and anxiety, revealing that he experienced "suicidal thoughts" during his early tours. The London musician was a guest on a Performing Arts Medicine Association panel in Orange County, California on Sunday (July 1). During the panel - called 'You Got This: Managing the Suicide Crisis in the Arts Population' -...

James Blake is urging people to stop stigmatizing men who ‘express themselves emotionally’

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James Blake has posted a heartfelt message to Twitter, urging people to stop labelling him a "sad boy" The solo artist released a new track titled 'Don't Miss It' yesterday and begins his statement by thanking his followers for the 'lovely response' to the song. However, he goes on to say that he 'can't help but notice' that whenever he talks...

Listen to James Blake’s new track ‘Don’t Miss It’

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James Blake has teamed up with Mount Kimbie's Dominic Maker for a new piano-led collaboration titled 'Don't Miss It'. Blending haunting operatic samples with glitching vocal effects, the track marks James Blake's second piece of solo work since his 2016 album 'The Colour In Everything' It follows on from comeback single ‘If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=sdnD09M5uj0 The track toys with disappearing completely,...

James Blake and Andre 3000 collaborate on new track ‘Look Ma No Hands’

James Blake plays piano for Andre 3000
James Blake has collaborated with Andre 3000 on the latter’s track ‘Look Ma No Hands’, it has been revealed. Andre 3000 revealed two new tracks this morning (May 13) to honour his late parents. ‘Look Ma No Hands’ and ‘Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)’ are the first recorded solo tracks from the artist for years. Hours after the tracks were released,...

Kendrick Lamar has released a video for Black Panther cut ‘King’s Dead’

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Kendrick Lamar, Future, Jay Rock and James Blake have shared a video for Black Panther posse cut 'King’s Dead'. Read more: Kendrick Lamar – ‘Black Panther: The Album – Music From And Inspired By’ Review The track features on Lamar's soundtrack for the new Marvel movie. Titled ‘Black Panther: The Album – Music From And Inspired By’, the album also features...

DAMN. Good – Kendrick Lamar’s UK tour just got off to a flying start in Birmingham

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It’s wise in moments of euphoria to just spare a moment to take stock of your surroundings, and, if possible, find the right words to say. It's something that Kendrick Lamar is getting rather used to doing, with the rapper taking a contemplative pause in Birmingham last night (February 9) to rise above the surge of adoration to state: “We...

James Blake has been announced for this festival

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James Blake has been added to the line-up for this year's Governors Ball festival. The booking marks the musician's first confirmed festival appearance of 2018, and follows a handful of headline dates on the US's west coast last year. During those dates he previewed new music.  The full line-up for the New York festival was announced at the start of the...

Listen to James Blake cover Don McLean’s ‘Vincent’

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James Blake has recorded a cover of Don McLean's tribute to Vincent Van Gogh, 'Vincent'. The London musician recently previewed new material at a handful of US West Coast dates, while he is reported to have also performed this cover at those shows. You can listen to Blake's new version of the classic below. He also recorded a live video of...

Watch James Blake play three new songs live

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James Blake has been playing three new songs in his setlist at gigs on America's West Coast this week. The London musician released his latest album 'The Colour In Anything' last year. In a review, NME said: "‘The Colour In Anything’ features Blake’s richest and most emotionally resonant work yet." Blake has played four shows in the past week -...

Jay-Z reveals ‘4:44’ bonus tracks featuring daughter Blue Ivy and James Blake

Jay-Z has shared two new bonus tracks for his new album '4:44', featuring guest spots from Jay and Beyoncé's daughter Blue Ivy, and longtime friend and collaborator James Blake. The tracks were released this weekend alongside Jay-Z's new video for '4:44' cut 'Adnis'. Blake features alongside Jay-Z on 'ManyFacedGod', which was teased by the album's producer No ID earlier this...