Justin Vernon says James Blake collaboration “came from wonderful accidents and good friendship”

Earlier tonight (May 5), Blake debuted 'I Need A Forest Fire' from his new album 'The Colour In Anything'

The collaboration between James Blake and Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon “came from wonderful accidents and good friendship,” according to the latter.

Blake debuted the track ‘I Need A Forest Fire’ earlier tonight (May 5) on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show ahead of the release of his new album ‘The Colour In Anything’ at midnight.

Vernon has now tweeted about working with the south London musician and the origins of the song, as DIY reports.


“So proud of my brother James Blake dropping the bigness tonight,” he tweeted. “Also, so proud of our song ForestFire came from wonderful accidents and good friendship.”

He continued: “James , or Jim as I call him when I’m upset with him is such a powerful musician To be like Aaron Neville , AND aphex? Also, nothngelse [sic]”.

During a live interview with Mac, Blake described working with Vernon as “an honour”. “He just sings gold and it comes out quickly and effortlessly and that’s the kind of person he is,” he said.


Blake has confirmed the entire trackless for the album. ‘The Colour In Anything’ trackless is as follows:

‘Radio Silence’
‘Love Me In Whatever Way’
‘Put That Away And Talk To Me’
‘I Hope My Life (1-800 Mix)’
‘Waves Know Shores’
‘Choose Me’
‘I Need A Forest Fire’
‘Noise Above Our Heads’
‘The Colour In Anything’
‘My Willing Heart’
‘Two Men Down’
‘Modern Soul’
‘Meet You In The Maze’


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