Watch James Blake’s chilling cover of Joy Division’s ‘Atmosphere’

James Blake has been performing a chilling cover of Joy Division‘s ‘Atmosphere’ on his current tour. Check it out below.

Touring in support of his acclaimed 2019 album ‘Assume Form‘, Blake and his band have been playing a sparse and piano led rendition of the 1980 post-punk classic. Check it out below.

In the past, Blake has delivered celebrated covers of tracks by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Feist, Frank Ocean, Bill Withers and Beyonce.


Earlier this year, Blake spoke out about the impact that touring life can have on an artist’s mental health.

“There are a lot of musicians just starting out now who might not be aware of the pitfalls of touring, and the pitfalls of a musician’s life. Mental health on the road is something which has generally been left until this generation to really deal with”, he explained.

“I think we’ve seen the effects of the artist’s life laid out for us in previous generations, and I think we’re just starting to go, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t use these methods to cope with it, maybe I should talk to somebody.’”

Blake’s current UK tour concludes at London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith tonight, before he returns to the UK to perform at All Points East Festival with Christine & The Queens on Sunday May 26. Visit here for tickets and more information.