James Blake has confirmed details of fourth album Assume Form, which will be released Friday 18th January 2018. 

With the title mysteriously teased on sites around New York, Los Angeles and London at the start of 2019, Assume Form can now also be confirmed to feature a world-class cast of  guests,  ranging  from André  3000  and  Travis  Scott  to ROSALÍA,  Metro  Boomin  and Moses Sumney. Here are the kind of diverse and unexpected collaborators who could only be united by a mercurial, one-off talent, and a still-just-30-year-old who on ‘Assume Form’ continues to take bold new shapes.

James Blake

James  Blake  has  risen  to  become  one  of  the  most  important  musicians,  producers  and songwriters in the world. In the last couple of years alone, the Mercury-Prize-winner and Brit  and  Grammy  Award  nominee  has  worked  with  Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé,  Jay  Z, Mount Kimbie, Bon Iver, Chance The Rapper & Frank Ocean; not to mention collaborating on arts’ projects with Quentin Blake, Natalie Portman or The Black Panther soundtrack. A truly global presence, in the UK James has headlined the likes of London’s Field Day, Green Man,  Glastonbury  and has  also  confirmed an  appearance  at  this  summer’s Primavera Sound Festival. As  unrestricted  by  genre  as  it  is  always  underpinned  by  classic,  emotionally-open song writing, James Blake’s new album is arguably  his  most  direct,  eclectic  and  pure artistic statement to date.

James Blake

Assume Form also follows a rich period of creative and personal evolution for James, who has spoken candidly about his experiences of mental health,  modern-day  masculinity,  and  finding  peace.  Even  the  album  artwork  would appear  to  represent  a  fundamental  shift  for  Blake,  no  longer  distorted  by  illustration, landscape or design, but staring right at you –and into the future.

James Blake’s is an influence that can be felt throughout the modern musical landscape, often hiding in plain sight; allowing the man himself, as his fourth album suggests, to always evolve. To never settle. To Assume Form.

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