Bon Iver released his album i,i nearly a day early, and the project has already received praise from a large amount of top tier outlets. The 13-piece record has a wide array of all-star collaborators, including a particularly standout number between himself and longtime collaborator, James Blake. Their productive relationship stretches back to 2011’s “Fall Creek Boys Choir,” and this new offering, “iMi,” marks their third joint effort together.
“iMi” is a rich, sentimental piece bursting doused in lo-fi sound design. It appears that James Blake might have played a larger background role, considering his vocal contribution to the tune consisted of a mere two lines. Others working on the track alongside Blake include Wheezy, Buddy Ross, and Mike Noyce. Velvet Negroni, Camilla Staveley-Taylor also contributed their vocals to the mix.
UPDATE: Bon Iver’s fourth album i, i is coming out tonight, three weeks earlier than expected. After releasing four singles from the album in the past two months, Bon Iver are sharing the other nine songs, one by one, today. Later this month, Bon Iver will follow up 2016’s 22, A Million with … More »
One of the highlights of James Blake’s recent album Assume Form is “Barefoot In The Park,” a collaboration with the Spanish flamenco art-pop star Rosalía. Today, Rosalía headlined the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, and she brought James Blake along to perform “Barefoot In The Park” with her live. Watch their … More »
James Blake released his new album, Assume Form, earlier this year. It’s a star-studded collection of songs, featuring Travis Scott, André 3000, Rosialía, Metro Boomin, and Moses Sumney. But Blake still shines on the tracks he handles alone, like the lovestruck “I’ll Come Too.” Tomorrow, Blake will make his daytime TV debut playing … More »
Just a few months ago, UK time-warper James Blake came out with the new album Assume Form. Blake, of course, specializes in intricately constructed, deeply emotive lyrical self-laceration. But compared to past Blake albums, Assume Form wasn’t so much of an internal journey. Instead, Blake found himself collaborating with some of his present-day … More »
One of the highlights from James Blake’s newest album, Assume Form, is his team-up with the Spanish musician Rosalía, who has had a big week of her own with the release of her latest single “Con Altura.” Today, Blake is sharing a music video for their collaboration, “Barefoot In The Park,” … More »
The Roc Nation-produced festival has been a persistent Labor Day festivity since its debut in 2012. Since its inception, the festival has raised $103 million for the city. This year, proceeds will go to American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and REFORM ALLIANCE, Jay and Meek Mill‘s criminal justice reform organization.
TIDAL subscribers have access to perks along the way, such as ticket pre-sale from April 2 to April 4, fast-track entrance to the festival, artist meet and greets, and specialty merchandise. The festival will also be available for steam on TIDAL.
Still riding high from her excellent sophomore full-length El Mal Querer, Rosalía is making the rounds on tour. She’s set to be a big live presence around the world this year, including her first North American headline dates, and it looks like those shows will involve a good deal of new … More »
Tucked near the end of Maren Morris’ new album GIRL is a lovely little tune called “The Bones.” Like many Morris songs, it’s not about the art of songwriting but could just as easily be an allegory for her expertise in that area. In “The Bones,” a busted old house that has weathered the elements … More »