James Blake has shared HIS new single ‘You’re Too Precious’. It’s the first new material from Blake since his 2019 LP Assume Form and you can check it out below.
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.
James Blake has been teasing ‘You’re Too Precious’ for some time now. Talking about the track back in 2019, the singer called the track a love song that’s about “wanting to take a little bit of someone’s load and just loving that person”.
The track follows the artist’s widely-acclaimed fourth album Assume Form. Typical of the rave reviews which greeted its release was the NME’s five-star critique which said: “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 current 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’.
Recently, Blake also cancelled his upcoming European tour due to the escalating coronavirus crisis. Issuing a statement, he said: “Hey all, so considering the global pandemic of COVID-19 and the changing nature of travel policies and quarantines across the world, along with possible extended future restrictions, it is with huge regret that I have to cancel my scheduled European tour. It’s been a horrible decision to make, but the safety of the fans and my band and crew is always the top priority. Sending everyone all the love. Please stay safe out there”.