James Blake Premieres New Track 200 Press (Recap)
The song, "200 Press," is weirder than we've seen Blake get in awhile. One part drugged-out house jam, one part campfire song, "200 Press" is an infectious swirl of operatic diva vocals, pitched-down vocals clanging pipe synths and a cowbell. The sparse lyrics are another highlight with Blake demanding in a demonic voice, "Get around the beat like a campfire/ Singing folk songs/ Remember 'Kumbaya My Lord?'"
It's a major pivot from Blake's 2013 Mercury Prize-winning Overgrown, which was an emotionally restrained, deconstructed take on pop and R&B. "200 Press" instead feels closer in spirit to Blake's quietly released and massively underrated experimental 2011 EP Love What Happened Here. More on this story - here.
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