James Blake

Listen to James Blake's "I Need a Forest Fire", featuring Bon Iver

The poet laureate of sadboys all over the world is back with another broken, bruised, ballad-heavy record.

by THUMP Staff
07 May 2016, 1:04am

Today might just be the biggest day in album release history. Well, alright, that's a bit hyperbolic, but biggest day of the decade might be a fairer (and more accurate) assessment. There's Konnichiwa by Skepta, the Anohni record, Kaytranada's 99%, Radiohead's first two singles in five years, rumours of a new Justin Timberlake album and now this; the brand new James Blake album! If music be the food of love, then fuck me, I'm absolutely stuffed. I'm nipping into the toilets of an all you can eat Chinese buffet restaurant, puking up, and going back for my 12th plate.

The Colour in Anything, Blake's third album, floated into the world yesterday day, and sadboys round the world are likely weeping into their granola (we know we are). Backed with artwork by Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator Quentin Blake, the 17 tracker's stuffed to the gills with the usual assortment of broken-ballads and wonkily heartbroken lamentations that have made Blake such a beloved figure on the musical map.

Check out album track "I Need a Forest Fire" below:

The Colour in Anything is out now.