Fast-rising electronic music star James Blake took the stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live to offer an emotional rendition of his recent track ‘Are You in Love?’. The performance was meant to be televised, but due to a long-running interview with presidential hopeful Joe Biden, Blake’s affecting performance is online only.
In the clip, Blake keeps things simple, allowing the deep emotive quality of the song to do the work. He stands on a back-lit Kimmel stage with a moody backdrop and sings into the microphone without any instruments or backing musicians to accompany him. “I was set to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight, following an appearance by former Vice President Joe Biden,” Blake noted on Instagram. “Unfortunately their conversation ran over and my performance will now be aired in the near future. However it is available online.”
‘Are You in Love?’ also features on Blake’s fourth album Assume Form, which was released in January. The album includes pair-ups with Outkast’s André 3000, Travis Scott and producer Metro Boomin, as well as Moses Sumney and Rosalía. This year Blake also collaborated with Bon Iver on the band’s latest album i,i.
As uDiscover Music previously announced, Blake has announced a further series of European dates on his on-going tour in support of Assume Form. The new dates kick off at the Olympia in Paris on 29 October and conclude at the KB Hall in Copenhagen, on 15 November. Visit the artist’s website for tickets and further information on all the dates.
James Blake plays the following live shows:
29 October: The Olympia, Paris, France
1 November: Club To Club Festival, Turin, Italy
4 November: X-TRA, Zurich, Switzerland
7 November: Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
8 November: Archa Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic
9 November: Verti Music Hall, Berlin, Germany
11 November: Cirque Royal Theatre, Brussels, Belgium
13 November: AFAS Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
15 November: KB Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark.