James Blake to release new single ‘200 Press’ and poem – listen

The release will be available from December 8

James Blake has confirmed details of a new single and an accompanying poem. Scroll down to listen to a preview.

‘200 Press’ will be released digitally via the singer’s own 1-800-Dinosaur imprint on December 8 with a physical release date yet to be confirmed.

The single will be backed by two as-yet-undisclosed tracks as well as a poem titled ‘Words That We Both Know’.

The track was previewed on BBC Radio 1 earlier this year and was titled because of Blake’s intention to only press 200 copies of the track. Now, however, the song will be made available digitally too.

Earlier this year, meanwhile, Blake confirmed that his third album is half-finished. “I’ve had a completely different life since the first album. I’ve had a lot more freedom since the first album, too,” he stated with regard to the release. “The [album] I’m writing now, I’ve had more focus doing this than I have before. I’m having more fun. It’s hard to say what will end up on the record, but it’s exciting.”

Blake has already named Kanye West and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon as collaborators on the LP.

His last release was 2013’s ‘Overgrown’, for which he won last year’s Mercury Prize.