Out nowhere, James Blake has dumped a brand new single on our heads with ‘If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead’; his first ficial release in two years.
The glitchy, ambient track sees Blake take an unexpected, experimental approach, particularly in the way his famed vocals, which are chopped up and filtered into a shakey, layered culmination that is more like an added instrumental than the driving vocal force we know him for.
The track comes paired with an equally as abstract music video under the direction Alexander Brown, who grabs hold the obvious car theme but executes it in a way that not only supports but enhances the listening experiences through the use some vivid, kaleidoscopic editing.
So does this mean a new album is on the way? I’m betting on yes. Check out the music video for ‘If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead’ below and see what you think.