James Blake debuts Beyoncé remix and new song ‘40455’ – listen

Mercury Prize-winner reveals new music during Radio 1 appearance

James Blake has unveiled a new song, ‘40455’, which you can listen to below.

Blake, who won the 2013 Mercury Prize in October for his second album ‘Overgrown’, was appearing on BBC Radio 1’s ‘Residency’ programme where he played an hour-long mix, ending with the premiere of the new song.

The broadcast also included versions of Mystikal’s ‘Pay Me’ and Beyoncé’s ‘Drunk In Love’ under his remix alter-ego Harmonimix, which you can hear below, as well as a spoof interview with reclusive producer Burial.

Earlier this month, NME cover star Chance The Rapper revealed plans to move in with Blake and to begin working together. The pair have previously collaborated on a remix of Blake’s song ‘Life Round Here’.

Speaking to NME, Chance said: “I’ve never lived anywhere other than this house, the one I grew up in in Chicago. It will probably be like being on vacation for the first couple of months. Then I’ll start figuring out what kind of music I’ll be making.”

He continued: “We’re probably going to make a bunch of shit every day. I don’t know what we’re going to do with it. We might give some shit to other artists. We’re getting a compound so we figure we might invite people round to the crib and make some music in the house, then kick them out and bring in some new people.”