On Wednesday, James Blake announced that his fourth album Assume Form will be released on Jan. 18 via Republic Records, after teasing it on social media, and in advertisements in London and New York City. One of the most atmospheric hints came from a video the English singer-songwriter shared on Instagram and Twitter, showing red-hued scenes of London in the background and possible song lyrics written across them.
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Assume Form will feature performances from Travis Scott and André 3000 (both of whom Blake’s worked with in the past), along with Metro Boomin, Moses Sumney and Rosalía. Those who preorder the album here will instantly have access to Blake’s track “Don’t Miss It,” which came out in May of 2018.
It’s been a busy few years for Blake, who released his last record The Colour in Anything in 2016. Since then, he co-wrote “Element” on Kendrick Lamar’s platinum-selling DAMN., collaborated on the celebrated Black Panther soundtrack and featured on Travis Scott’s song “Stop Trying to Be God,” to name a few of his projects. There’s no telling what exactly Assume Form will bring, as the experimental artist is always defying expectations.
Explore the Assume Form album art and tracklist, and Blake’s tour dates below.
Assume Form Album Art:
Assume Form Tracklist:
01. Assume Form
02. Mile High (Ft. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin)
03. Tell Them (Ft. Moses Sumney & Metro Boomin)
04. Into The Red
05. Barefoot In The Park (Ft. ROSALÍA)
06. Can’t Believe The Way We Flow
07. Are You In Love?
08. Where’s The Catch? (Ft. André 3000)
09. I’ll Come Too
10. Power On
11. Don’t Miss It
12. Lullaby For My Insomniac
James Blake Tour Dates:
18 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle
20 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
21 – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
22 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore
24 – New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5
25 – New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5
27 – Toronto, Ont. @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
28 – Montreal, Que. @ L’Olympia
02 – Royal Oak, Mich. @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
03 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riviera Theater
04 – Saint Paul, Minn. @ Palace Theatre
08 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theater
09 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Harbour Convention Centre
10 – Seattle, Wash. @ Moore Theatre
12 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theater
15 – Pomona, Calif. @ Fox Theater
16 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Palladium