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James Blake - "Retrograde" (LOVED)

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A music video for the new James Blake track, which is teasing toward the release of a new album that's looking at an April release via Republic Records!

I'd be a shock if every track on the album were this soulful, eh? While the song does take a surprising turn for James, all of the elements herein were at least present in his previous efforts in some way, shape, or form. Certainly, the man is a fan of contemporary R&B, and James has never been one to shy away from piano balladry either. The hot layers of synths toward the end of the track are a familiar touch as well.

The track features elements of soul music and electronica. It's smooth and rigid at the same time--at lot like that new Bobby Womack album that dropped this past year. Maybe you'd dig that, too.