I always get nervous about watching some of my favorite acts take the stage, partially because so many of them rely on heavy studio work to get their music just right. So when I saw that James Blake performed on The Late Show With David Letterman last night, I didn’t get my hopes up. I probably should have, though, because he sounded fantastic running through the layers of “Retrograde” on the late-night stage. The track appears on Blake’s great new album, Overgrown.
You can watch the performance below.