After debuting the new collaborative track ‘Mile High’ featuring rapper Travis Scott and Metro Boomin on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 show earlier this morning, electronic vocalist and producer James Blake shares another new single ‘Lullaby For My Insomniac’, off his highly anticipated album Assume Form out tomorrow (18 January).
Both tracks display the wide range of styles and influences found on this ambitious, eclectic album.
While ‘Mile High’ represents the more hip-hop leanings on the album, ‘Lullaby For My Insomniac’ leans more towards the moody, atmospheric landscape that Blake is best known for.
The multiple Grammy award-nominee and Mercury Prize winner has spent most of his career operating in a solo space, creating lush environments that he alone occupies, but in the past few years, he’s found his voice through collaboration, working with a slew of hip-hop heavy hitters and continues this trend on Assume Form.
Scott and Boomin are just a few of the special guests that feature on Blake’s fourth album, the producer also enlisted the talents of André 3000 from Outkast, alongside fellow falsetto Moses Sumney and rising Latin star Rosalía.
Meanwhile, the reviews for Assume Form are already starting to roll in, with The Guardian describing ‘I’ll Come Too’ as “the kind of songs Harry Nilsson used to write when feeling inspired by pop from the pre-rock’n’roll era.”
In addition to teasing the new album (his first since 2016’s The Colour In Anything), Blake also announced a 16-date North American tour that will kick off in Atlanta on 18 February and conclude in Los Angeles on Los Angeles on March 16.
James Blake 2019 Tour Dates:
02/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
02/20 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
02/21 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
02/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
02/24 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
02/25 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
02/27 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
02/28 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia
03/02 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
03/03 – Chicago, IL @ The Riv
03/04 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
03/08 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
03/09 – Vancouver, BC @ Harbour Convention Centre
03/10 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
03/12 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
03/15 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
03/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium