James Blake (musician)

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James Blake
James Blake - Roskilde Festival 2011.jpg
Blake performing at Roskilde Festival 2011
Background information
Birth name James Blake Litherland
Also known as Harmonimix, One-Take Blake
Born (1988-09-26) 26 September 1988 (age 29)
Enfield, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • record producer
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • synthesizer
Years active 2009–present
Associated acts
Website www.jamesblakemusic.com

James Blake Litherland (born 26 September 1988)[1] is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer from London. He first received recognition in 2010 for a trio of EPs, and the following year his self-titled debut album was released to critical praise.[2] His second album Overgrown was released in 2013 and awarded the Mercury Prize.[3]

Blake received a Grammy Award nomination in 2014 for Best New Artist.[4] He released his third album The Colour in Anything in 2016.[5] During his career, he has collaborated with artists such as Mount Kimbie and Bon Iver, and has contributed production work to artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Vince Staples, and Frank Ocean.[2] Blake has also released remix work under the alias Harmonimix.[2]

Early life[edit]

James Blake is the son of musician James Litherland, and showed a strong interest and aptitude in music from a young age.[6] He received classical training in piano as a child,[7] and completed primary education at Grange Park Primary School, Winchmore Hill and secondary education at The Latymer School, Edmonton. Later on, he attended Goldsmiths, University of London, where he received a degree in Popular Music.[8] While at school, Blake and friends hosted a series of "Bass Society" music nights that featured UK artists such as Distance, Skream and Benga.


2009–10: Early releases[edit]

Blake began his music career by releasing his debut 12" record, entitled "Air & Lack Thereof" in the United Kingdom during July 2009, while being persistent in recording songs in his bedroom. Having been released on the imprint record label, Hemlock, the extended-play became a favourite of BBC Radio 1 DJ Gilles Peterson.[9] Soon after the release of the record Blake was invited by Peterson to do a special mix on his international show, including an exclusive Mount Kimbie track.[9] As a second-year composition assignment for his studies at Goldsmiths, he submitted the soon-to-be-released Klavierwerke EP, which was awarded high marks.[10]

James Blake performing at Glastonbury Festival June 2011

A third EP, entitled CMYK, was released through R&S Records during 2010.[11] The title track, "CMYK" was selected by BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw as his Record of the Week[12] and also received airplay from other DJs. On 29 September 2010, Zane Lowe selected Blake's cover version of "Limit to Your Love" as his "Hottest Record in the World". The song was written and originally recorded by Feist and appeared on her studio album, The Reminder. The single was released in the United Kingdom on 28 November 2010,[13] where it debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 47.[14]

2011: Self-titled album[edit]

Blake was nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2011, an annual poll that highlights the forthcoming year's likely successful musicians;[15] he was eventually placed second, ahead of fellow shortlisted acts; The Vaccines, Jamie Woon and Clare Maguire. It was also revealed on 15 December 2010 that Blake had been made the runner-up behind singer-songwriter Jessie J at the BRIT Awards' "Critic's Choice".[16] In January 2011, Blake was awarded Single of the Year (2010) for "CMYK" at Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards. Blake's work found itself on numerous 2010 year-end best-of lists, with "CMYK" ranking 24th on Frontier Psychiatrist's top 40 songs of the year,[17] the Bells Sketch/CMYK/Klavierwerke EPs ranking 8th on Pitchfork Media's top 50 albums of 2010, and "I Only Know (What I Know Now)" ranking 8th on Pitchfork's top 100 tracks of 2010.[18]

Blake revealed in late December 2010 that his album would be self-titled, and the 11-track James Blake was released on 7 February 2011.[19] Only days after the original announcement was made, the album was leaked onto the internet.[20] On 9 January 2011, "The Wilhelm Scream" was trailed as the album's second single ("Limit To Your Love" was also included on the album).[21] In February 2011, James Blake first appeared on the cover of the publication The Fader, in its 72nd issue.[22] Blake debuted a collaboration with Bon Iver called "Fall Creek Boys Choir" in August 2011 and during the next month, the BBC released an exclusive mix by Blake, which included 10 of his unreleased songs. These included "Deeds", "Olivia Kept", and "Evening Fell Hard for Us". During the final weeks of 2012, James Blake performed three "intimate" shows where he debuted new songs.[23]

Later that year, Blake released both the Enough Thunder and Love What Happened Here EPs in 2011. These EPs, noticeably more structured than his previous releases, featured R&B-tinged work as opposed to the experimental electronic style found on CMYK. Some reviewers expressed doubt about Blake's stylistic movement, with Pitchfork's Larry Fitzmaurice saying that "[his] reliance on piano-based singer/songwriter electro-soul perhaps played it a bit too safe, prompting comparisons to the once-outré, now-gear spinning career of fellow avant-crooner Jamie Lidell".[24]

2012–13: Overgrown[edit]

Blake performing in 2013

Early in 2012, Blake spent time with American rapper Kanye West (who named Blake as his favourite artist)[25] and singer Justin Vernon. Later that year, Blake announced a new collaborative non-single release under the moniker Harmonimix with British rapper Trim; the single "Confidence Boost/Saying" was released on 24 September 2012. Also in 2012, Blake and friends (including Foat, Nick Sigsworth, and touring musicians Rob McAndrews and Ben Assiter) secured a residency at the club Plastic People as the collective 1–800 Dinosaur, hosting a series of impromptu dance nights.[26] In the summer of 2013, the collective launched a label of the same name, on which Blake and other artists released material.[26]

His second album, Overgrown, was released on 5 April 2013.[27] The first single from the album, "Retrograde", was debuted the same day on BBC Radio 1, and was released on 11 February. On 25 February, the track listing and album art were revealed.[28] It was selected as Variance Magazine's Album of the Year as of December 2013.[29] The album features guest appearances from noted electronic music producer Brian Eno and Wu-Tang Clan producer and rapper RZA, and Chance The Rapper and further developed the song-based R&B work of his previous releases.[30] The release received critical acclaim and was awarded the 2013 Mercury Prize. Blake noted to Hot Press that his relationship had been an influence on the album.[31]

2014–present: The Colour in Anything[edit]

In December 2014, during his BBC Radio 1 Residency, Blake announced that his third studio album would be titled Radio Silence and would be released in the first half of 2015.[32][33] He later confirmed that the album would feature Bon Iver and Kanye West, as well as feature guitar work from Connan Mockasin.[34]

On 11 February 2016, Blake premiered a new song entitled "Modern Soul" during his BBC Radio 1 residency.[35] On 14 April 2016, Blake revealed during a surprise hosting spot on BBC Radio 1 that he'd finished the album, and that it was 18 tracks in length. He stated that it includes one track that stretches to 20 minutes in length. Later in the broadcast he premiered a new song titled ‘Timeless’, though did not say whether it would be included on the album.[36] In a May 2016 interview with BBC Radio 1, Blake stated that he began work on the album in England, and after "running out of steam" went to the United States to complete the recording at Shangri La Studios with producer Rick Rubin.[37]

Blake produced and was featured on the song "Forward" from Beyoncé's 2016 album Lemonade. He also co-wrote the album's opening track, "Pray You Catch Me". On 28 April, social media posts by Blake and his label, 1–800 Dinosaur, reposted photos of a mural by children's novel illustrator Sir Quentin Blake (best known for his work with writer Roald Dahl) that hinted at the new album title The Colour in Anything;[38] this was confirmed as the title of his new album several days later.[39] The album was released on 6 May 2016.[40]

On 1 September 2016, James Blake released a remix of Timeless featuring Vince Staples.[41] He also mixed and worked on additional production on the ninth album by American electronic musician Oneohtrix Point Never, titled Age Of.

Musical style[edit]

Blake's early releases are fragmented electronic works[42] influenced by UK dance and bass styles, (such as 2-step and the stark dubstep of Burial and Digital Mystikz) as well as '90s trip hop and American R&B artists such as Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, and D'Angelo.[43][44][45] On his acclaimed trio of 2010 EPs (The Bells Sketch, CMYK, and Klavierwerke), Blake's own voice is obscured or processed in favor of vocal samples from '90s R&B, prominent sub-bass frequencies, and minimal, jittery rhythms.[43][46][47] During this period, Blake's work was tagged by journalists as "post-dubstep", alluding to his movement beyond the style's characteristics.[48][49] By the time of his 2011 debut album, Blake's vocals and piano had become more prominent while traditional song structures became increasingly apparent, reflecting the influence of gospel, soul, and ambient music.[46][50] His second album Overgrown (2013) continued this trend, integrating an electronic approach with balladry and Blake's soul-inflected vocals, and featuring contributions from hip hop artist RZA and electronic musician Brian Eno.[42][43]

Discussing his stylistic development, critic Mark Fisher wrote that "listening back to Blake’s records in chronological sequence is like hearing a ghost gradually assume material form; or it’s like hearing the song form (re)coalescing out of digital ether."[43] Author Madison Moore noted the prominent use of minimalism, sparseness, and silence in Blake's work, a quality also noted by Eno in 2013: "he takes a lot of stuff out and ends up with very skeletal pieces."[51]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
US Dance
James Blake 9 32 1 2 11 6 38 9 123 4
Overgrown 8 5 12 2 24 32 27 16 32 1
The Colour in Anything
  • Released: 6 May 2016
  • Label: Polydor, Republic Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD, digital download
13 16 23 21 16 20 26 19 36 1
"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released.


Title Details
The Bells Sketch
  • Released: 8 March 2010[67]
  • Label: Hessle Audio
  • Formats: Vinyl, digital download
  • Released: 31 May 2010
  • Label: R&S Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, digital download
  • Released: 27 September 2010
  • Label: R&S Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, digital download
Enough Thunder[68]
  • Released: 7 October 2011
  • Label: ATLAS, Polydor
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD, digital download
Love What Happened Here
  • Released: 6 December 2011
  • Label: R&S Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, digital download
200 Press
  • Released: 8 December 2014
  • Label: 1–800 Dinosaur
  • Formats: Vinyl, digital download


Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album


"Air & Lack Thereof" 2009 non-album single
"Limit to Your Love" 2010 39 63 5 3 7 62 James Blake
"The Wilhelm Scream" 2011 136 64 [A]
"Lindisfarne / Unluck"
"Order / Pan" non-album single
"Fall Creek Boys Choir"
(with Bon Iver)
Enough Thunder
"A Case of You" 78
"Retrograde" 2013 87 88 10 99 45 [B] Overgrown
"Life Round Here" 49
"Modern Soul" 2016 The Colour in Anything
"Radio Silence"
"My Willing Heart"
"I Need a Forest Fire"
(featuring Bon Iver)
195 [C]
"Vincent" 2017 38 TBA
"If the Car Beside You Moves Ahead" 2018
"Don't Miss It"


  1. ^ "The Wilhelm Scream" did not enter the Dance/Electronic Songs chart, but peaked at number 36 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart.[74]
  2. ^ "Retrograde" did not enter the Dance/Electronic Songs chart, but peaked at number 20 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart.[74]
  3. ^ "I Need a Forest Fire" did not enter the Dance/Electronic Songs chart, but peaked at number 18 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart.[74]

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
2014 "0 to 100 / The Catch Up"
(Drake featuring James Blake)
2016 "Forward"
(Beyoncé Knowles featuring James Blake)
"At Your Best (You are Luhh)"
(Frank Ocean featuring The London Contemporary Orchestra, Johnny Greenwood & James Blake)
"the ends"
(Travi$ Scott featuring André 3000 & James Blake)
Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
2017 "MaNyfaCedGod"
(JAY-Z featuring James Blake)
"We Go Home Together"
(Mount Kimbie featuring James Blake)
Love What Survives
"How We Got By"
(Mount Kimbie featuring James Blake)
2018 "King's Dead"
(Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake)
Black Panther: The Album
"Bloody Waters"
(Ab-Soul, Anderson .Paak & James Blake)
(Travis Scott, featuring KiD CuDi, Stevie Wonder & James Blake)

as Harmonimix
  • 2012: "Confidence Boost"—Harmonimix & Trimbal


Year Artist Song Title
2009 Untold "Stop What You're Doing" James Blake Remix
2010 Mount Kimbie "Maybes" James Blake Remix
Destiny's Child "Bills, Bills, Bills" James Blake Remix
2013 Mala "Changes" Harmonimix Remix
Drake "Come Thru" James Blake Remix
2014 Beyoncé Knowles "Drunk in Love" Harmonimix Remix

Production credits[edit]

Year Song Artist Album
2012 "Confidence Boost" Untold Sweat / Dante
2016 "Forward" (featuring James Blake) Beyoncé Knowles Lemonade
"the ends" (featuring André 3000 & James Blake) Travi$ Scott Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
"War Ready" Vince Staples Prima Donna
"Big Time"
"Solo" Frank Ocean blond
"Solo (Reprise)" (featuring André 3000)
"Godspeed" (featuring Kim Burrell & Yung Lean)
2017 "ELEMENT." Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
"Adnis" JAY-Z 4:44
"MaNyfaCedGod" (featuring James Blake)

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2010 "Limit to Your Love" Martin de Thurah[75]
2011 "The Wilhelm Scream" Alexander Brown[76]
"Lindisfarne" Martin de Thurah[77]
"A Case of You" Seb Edwards[78]
2013 "Retrograde" Martin de Thurah[79]
"Overgrown" Nabil[80]
"Voyeur" Tobias Revell and Ferry Gouw[81]
"Life Round Here" (featuring Chance The Rapper) Nabil[82]
2016 "I Need a Forest Fire" Matt Clark
2017 "My Willing Heart" Anna Rose Holmer
"Vincent (Don Mclean cover) Andrew Douglas
2018 "If The Car Besides You Moves Ahead" Alexander Brown[83]
as Harmonimix
Year Title Director
2012 "Confidence Boost (Harmonimix & Trim)" Rollo Jackson[84]

Awards and nominations[edit]

On 19 July 2011, Blake was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize 2011 for his self-titled debut album;[3] the award was won by PJ Harvey. However, in 2013, he was nominated again for Overgrown, and subsequently won the award, the result being announced on 30 October. The judges at the event described his album as "...late night music for the digital age. An inventive, poignant and poetic record of great beauty."[85][86] He was also nominated for Best New Artist at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

Year Organisation Nominated work Award Result
2010 Worldwide Winners Awards "CMYK" Single of the Year Won
2011 BBC Sound of 2011 James Blake Sound of 2011 Second place
2011 BRIT Awards James Blake Critic's Choice Nominated
2011 Mercury Prize James Blake Mercury Prize Nominated
Q Awards James Blake Breakthrough Artist Nominated
2012 Ivor Novello Awards "The Wilhelm Scream" Best Contemporary Song Nominated
2012 BRIT Awards James Blake British Male Solo Artist Nominated
2012 MTV Video Music Awards Japan "Limit to Your Love" Best New Artist Nominated
Best Dance Video Nominated
2013 2013 Mercury Prize Overgrown Mercury Prize Won
2013 UK Music Video Awards "Overgrown" Best Alternative Video Nominated
"Retrograde" Best Colour Grade In a Video Nominated
2014 56th Grammy Awards James Blake Best New Artist Nominated
2014 BRIT Awards James Blake British Male Solo Artist Nominated
mtvU Woodie Awards "Life Round Here" Best Collaboration Woodie (shared with Chance the Rapper) Nominated
Music Producers Guild Awards Overgrown UK Album of the Year (sponsored by Universal Audio) Nominated
2014 World Music Awards James Blake World's Best Male Artist Nominated
World's Best Live Act Nominated
World's Best Entertainer Nominated
Ivor Novello Awards "Retrograde" Best Contemporary Song Won
2017 59th Grammy Awards Lemonade (as featured artist and producer) Album of the Year Nominated


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Preceded by
Marina and the Diamonds
Sound of... Runner-up
Succeeded by
Frank Ocean