James Blake is back with a new EP. It’s called Before, and, on it, Blake returns to the club-oriented style of his earlier days as a DJ. In a press release, Blake called the EP a statement of “finally having confidence to put [his] own voice on dancefloor rhythms.” Find Ryder Ripps–directed visuals for all four tracks below.
James Blake released his last studio album Assume Form in 2019. That album featured guest appearances from Travis Scott, Rosalía, André 3000, Moses Sumney, and others. Since dropping Assume Form, Blake has shared new tracks like “You’re Too Precious” and “Are You Even Real?,” as well as a string of cover songs.
Revisit Pitchfork’s 2016 interview “James Blake and the Pursuit of Happiness.”