Ladies and gentlemen, James Blake has arrived. At least, his new single, “Retrograde”, is finally here and damn, it’s a winner. Amid hand claps, fuzzy synths, and layers of his own humming, the wunderkind delivers some of his biggest vocals to date. It makes for a huge, slightly noisy climax that then drops out to leave you hypnotized. Yeah, I like this.
Stream the radio rip below. Blake’s new album, Overgrown, drops April 8.
Update: We now have the CDQ version.