James Blake shares new single ‘You’re Too Precious’

It's his first new material since 2019 LP 'Assume Form'

James Blake has shared new single ‘You’re Too Precious’ today (April 24). It’s the first new material from Blake  since his 2019 LP ‘Assume Form’.

The singer revealed the news on an Instagram Live Q&A earlier this week, sharing a short snippet of the song, and then formally announcing its release on social media shortly afterwards.

Blake has been teasing ‘You’re Too Precious’ for some time now. Talking about the track back in 2019, Blake called the track a love song that’s about “wanting to take a little bit of someone’s load and just loving that person”.


Listen to ‘You’re Too Precious’ below:

The track follows fourth album ‘Assume Form’, which NME gave a five-star review upon its release, writing: “Proof that James Blake is one of the world’s greatest producers, this loved-up fourth record, featuring Andre 3000 and Travis Scott, sees him finally in control as a brilliant songwriter and emotive lyricist.”

Blake has been hosting a number of Instagram Live sessions across the lockdown period. In previous editions, he’s performed a host of covers including versions of Radiohead’s ‘No Surprises’, Frank Ocean‘s ‘Godspeed’, Billie Eilish‘s ‘When The Party’s Over’ and Joni Mitchell track ‘A Case Of You’.

James Blake has cancelled his upcoming European tour due to the escalating coronavirus crisis.


Keep up to date with every cancelled and postponed gig, tour and festival due to the pandemic here.