James Blake – “Overgrown”

220px-James_Blake_-_Overgrown_album_coverJames Blake has the kind of voice that can only be described as a cascading river of silk and honey. His effortless vocal style and meticulous piano interludes entrance his audiences and he does it all without breaking eye contact or busting out a sweat. James Blake is only 25 and he has already come out with two beautifully unique albums, a self-titled debut album, James Blake, which came out in 2011, and his second album, Overgrown, which came out this past year. Overgrown received extremely positive reviews and was ranked #8 on the UK charts and #1 on the US electronic charts. His songs are so fluid and concentrated, which makes his music such a joy to listen to. His voice pierces into your soul and takes you to other-worldly places. He was also recently nominated for a Grammy for best new artist this year (which angered me because I’ve known him since 2011 and he is definitely NOT NEW), and he deserved to win compared to all the others that were nominated. James Blake has such a defining presence on stage and captivates his audiences with amazing works of art. His song “Overgrown” is truly the epitome of his brilliant mind and what he is capable of. I can’t wait to see what he does next.

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