James Blake at The Anthem, 10/12

BY BROOKS RUPAR//

James Blake is a long heralded electronic and singer-songwriter musician with historic collaborations. From Travis Scott to Oneohtrix Point Never, Blake has earned the respect of artists in a variety of genres. 

Blake is playing The Anthem in D.C. on Oct. 12 for his Friends that Break Your Heart tour that’s accompanying the release of his new album of the same name. To tease the album, Blake has dropped three new moody and reflective tracks: “Say What You Will”, “Life is Not the Same”, and “Famous Last Words”. 

The songs take a departure from Assume Form’s omnipotent declarations of love. Where Assume Form was almost weighed down by how great Blake’s love was, his latest releases show heartbreak and insecurity. 

“So if you loved me so much / Why’d you go? / (Why’d you go?) / Keep yourself back / Keep on lying, oh,” Blake croons on Life is Not the Same

While he started off as an obtuse and minimal dubstep artist, Blake is continuing his foray into more pop sentiments. Listen to Friends that Break Your Heart, out on UMG Recording Oct. 9th. Doors for his concert open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7pm. Tickets can be found here

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