The first videos have emerged of James Blake performing songs from his latest album The Colour In Anything live in Los Angeles. Just over two weeks after releasing the surprise album, James Blake has begun a short string of shows in LA, New York and London. He performed the title track The Colour in Anything, Modern Soul, Timeless and Radio Silence. Unsurprisingly they sound incredible.
The Colour in Anything is a captivating and beautiful insight into James Blake’s contemplations and is unique and innovative both in lyrical content and production. It features collaborations with Bon Iver and Frank Ocean, was co-produced with Rick Rubin and is definitely a worthy follow up to 2013’s Overgrown.
His performance of the song The Colour in Anything is so soft and haunting. It’s amazing to see what he can create with a piano, his voice and the backup vocals of Moses Sumney and Conan Mockasin. Different, but equally impressive is his performance of Modern Soul with layered vocals and the relentlessly building percussion. The way he builds up the layers of his songs in a live show demonstrates how much goes into what you usually just hear as a whole. These videos make his trip to Australia for Splendour in the Grass and his sideshows that much more exciting.
The videos are not much to look at but the audio is more than enough.
Read our review of The Colour in Anything here.
James Blake Tour Dates:
Tues, Jul 26: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Wed, Jul 27: Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Thu, Jul 28: Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Sat, Jul 30: HBF Stadium, Perth