James Blake Shares Atmospheric New Single, ‘Life Is Not The Same’

The new track will also feature on Blake’s new album, ‘Friends That Break Your Heart’, out on September 10.

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James Blake has shared his latest new song, the atmospheric “Life Is Not The Same” – and you can check the new track out below.

The new song will also feature on the London-based musician’s upcoming new album Friends That Break Your Heart, which is set for release on September 10 via Polydor Records and Republic Records.

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“Life Is Not The Same” is the second preview of the new LP, following the arrival of lead single “Say What You Will” last month.

“The song is about finding peace with who you are and where you’re at regardless of how well other people seem to be doing,” Blake said of “Say What You Will”. “Comparison really is the thief of joy.”

Blake’s new song has been co-produced and co-written by the duo Take A Daytrip, who are known for their work on such songs as Sheck Wes’ “Mo Bamba”, Lil Nas X‘s “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” and Travis Scott and Kid Cudi‘s “The Scotts”.

Friends That Break Your Heart is set to feature guest appearances from SZA, JID, SwaVay and Monica Martin.

The album will follow on from Blake’s ‘Covers’ EP, which featured renditions of tracks by the likes of Frank Ocean, Billie Eilish and Joy Division.

“One of the things keeping me going mentally throughout lockdown has been the requests from fans for different covers and performing them on Instagram,” Blake said of the EP upon its release in December.

“It’s been a joy to discover new music and new ways of playing songs I’ve already heard.”

Blake’s tour in support of his new album will kick off on September 16 and 17 with a pair of gigs at San Diego’s The Observatory, with the month-long, U.S.-spanning trek concluding October 16 and 17 with two nights at Atlanta’s Tabernacle.

Pre-order Friends That Break Your Heart.

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