James Blake Releases 'My Willing Heart' video (featuring Natalie Portman)
Track from The Colour In Anything (out now on Republic Records)
"Blake's bell-clear tenor has never sounded more wounded – or more ethereal.”
– Rolling Stone
“If this is what modern soul music sounds like in 2016, consider James Blake the genre’s sharpest visionary.”
– Entertainment Weekly
“The Colour In Anything shows an artist at his most unfashionably sincere, and his best.”
“The Colour In Anything is just a staggeringly, maddeningly pretty piece of work.”
James Blake has released a stunning video for 'My Willing Heart', a highlight from 2016's acclaimed third album The Colour In Anything. He has also confirmed a run of live dates across the summer, including those in support of Radiohead.
Starring a heavily-pregnant Natalie Portman, 'My Willing Heart' was directed by Anna Rose Holmer and filmed in Los Angeles. Centring around Portman in and out of water, the visuals shift the emphasis of the track’s lyrics from lovelorn romanticism to maternal anticipation with subtle monochrome images, blended together with soft-focus textures.
Released with little to no prior warning, The Colour In Anything featured diverse contributions from Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, Rick Rubin and Quentin Blake (whose illustrations formed the album's instantly-iconic artwork). In support of the record, James headlined London's Field Day, Green Man Festival, Glastonbury's West Holts stage and played a succession of instantly sold-out shows on both sides of the Atlantic (including London's Village Underground, Brixton Academy and Hammersmith Apollo). His vocal and production presence is unmistakable across 2016's other seminal records, from Beyonce's Grammy-winning Lemonade to Frank Ocean's Endless and Blond LPs.
The Colour In Anything continues the remarkable rise of James Blake: a Mercury-Award-winning, Brit Award and Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer, whose touch can be felt throughout the modern musical landscape. He is currently working on new material.
14th May: FORM Festival Arizona
11th June: Northside Festival Aarhus
14th June: Visarno Arena Florence (w/ Radiohead)
16th June: I-Days Festival Milan (w/ Radiohead)
18th June: Best Kept Secret Festival Hilvarbeek
28th June: Open’er Festival Gydnia
30th June: Rock Werchter Festival Werchter
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