James Blake Premieres New Song “40455” on BBC Radio 1

Posted: January 18, 2014 by ericbernsen in Music, Songs/Videos
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Based out of the UK, James Blake is a Grammy-nominated DJ, producer, and singer who has been met with universal praise for projects such as the self-titled James Blake and most recent project Overgrown. The work of James Blake has many layers as the electronic musician is able to use his soulful voice to create his own unique sound. Blake’s ability to compose softly-sung ballads over his self-made expansive production has garnered a lot of attention in the music world. Taking notice, BBC Radio 1 has invited him to host his own show on the station and in Blake’s debut, he premiered a song titled “40455”. 

Blake joins an accomplished set of DJ’s (Nervo, Steve Angello, etc.) who have hosted their own sets on the world-renowned station, and Blake took advantage of the opportunity in his first go-around. From unveiling a Beyonce “Drunk In Love” remix under his alter-ego Harmonimix to mixing/blending songs from the likes of Burial and Airhead, Blake held it down as a resident DJ. However, what has everyone talking is Blake’s new song “40455” that was heard for the first time during his two-hour time slot. The track falls in line with Blake’s earlier work with its melancholy atmosphere as Blake’s emotional vocals sound at home over the piano keys.

We are certainly excited about the song and what Blake has in store for 2014 (some work with Chance The Rapper perhaps?). You can stream “40455” below and click here to listen to Blake’s entire set. Let us know what you think!


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