After mysterious teases aplenty James Blake has officially announced the title of his upcoming fourth album. Assume Form follows on from 2016’s The Colour in Anything and, in what could also be called a surprise release, will drop on January 18th. Despite this being Blake’s first full-length record in two years he’s kept busy, earning credits on some of the hottest records in recent years (DAMN, Lemonade, The Black Panther Soundtrack and more).
The English singer-songwriter has long defied genre boundaries laid out by us mere mortals, working with everyone from Beyoncé to Bon Iver. Assume Form looks to continue this tradition just from the guest appearances that have been revealed thus far. André 3000, Travis Scott, ROSALÍA, Metro Boomin, Moses Sumney to name a few. It’s a list made from the wildest dreams of a music fan and it’ll certainly be exciting to see how they each get woven into Blake’s musical tapestry of electronic and soul music.
But wait there’s more, Blake has also announced UK tour dates in support of the new album in April. The select dates are sure to provide fans with a great show and an opportunity to hear this new material, find the dates below!
UK Tour Dates
April -07 Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
April -09 Bristol O2 Academy
April -18 London Eventim Apollo
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