James Blake will follow up his 2011 Mercury nominated debut album in April, the British songwriter and producer has confirmed.
All wrapped up for release on April 8th, ‘Overgrown‘ is to be preceded by the single ‘Retrograde‘, which received its first play on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show last night (February 7th) and is available from February 11th.
Speaking to Spinner late last year, Blake described his new album to be shaping up as a more ‘aggressive’ affair than its predecessor, remarking:
“A lot of the vocal music I’ve been doing recently has been quite clubby. But that’s mainly because I’ve had more time to go to clubs, and that normally breeds that kind of influence. I’ve been doing quite a few DJ set recently, which have been really fun. I think it’s going to be a bit more aggressive, to be honest. It seems that way.”
As previously reported on Live4ever, James Blake plans to embark on a North American tour later this year, beginning with two dates at the Mezzanine venue in San Francisco on April 16th and 17th – dates which are sandwiched between appearances at the 2013 Coachella festival.