New James Blake Assumes Form

2019-01-11 by Rowan5215 STAFF | 46 Comments
British artist James Blake is back to make you reconsider those 4am nights staring at your phone screen with his fourth studio album. Assume Form releases in just a week, on January 18th, with pre-orders up on Blake's site now accompanied by a tracklist stacked with surprising features. Catch single "Don't Miss It" (released in early 2018) and pre-orders for the album below.

https://shop.jamesblakemusic.com/




Assume Form tracklist:

Assume Form
Mile High (Ft. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin)
Tell Them (Ft. Moses Sumney & Metro Boomin)
Into The Red
Barefoot In The Park (Ft. Rosalia)
Can't Believe The Way We Flow
Are You In Love?
Where's The Catch? (Ft. André 3000)
I'll Come Too
Power On
Don't Miss It
Lullaby For My Insomniac

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Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
January 10th 2019
42183 Comments


insert that 3 Stacks song directly into my veins

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BlushfulHippocrene
Staff Reviewer
January 10th 2019
2920 Comments


Don't Miss It is unbelievably good and I am so excited.

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
January 10th 2019
7380 Comments


That 3K song is absurdly great, he played it during a DJ set in December (saw it online, wasn't actually there lol)

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Gyromania
January 10th 2019
27948 Comments


wow, it doesn't have if the car beside you? epic fail. that's like one of his few actually good songs in the last 8 years. don't miss it was so boring

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Slex
Contributing Reviewer
January 10th 2019
7380 Comments


I like Don't Miss It but also think Car Beside You is way better/also disappointed it's not on here

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
January 10th 2019
42183 Comments


"epic fail"

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
January 10th 2019
16295 Comments


"(Ft. Rosalia)" Ayayayay...

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Gyromania
January 10th 2019
27948 Comments


it's just more of his boring rnb shtick for me. remember how creative his debut was? and a few of his eps back in the day. ever since then he's been churning out some pretty homogeneous shit, that's why i was so stoked on car beside you, it was a true return to form for him. this lead single leads me to believe it's just gonna be more of the same minimalist piano driven smooth bs as before

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
January 10th 2019
42183 Comments


"epic fail" [2]

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
January 10th 2019
7380 Comments


From the sound of his DJ set which played like 12 minutes of new material it was a bit poppier than usual and very beat heavy, the Andre song fucking KNOCKS

Gyromania
January 10th 2019
27948 Comments


damn straight it's an epic fail. song was one of the few redeeming qualities in a sea of mediocrity for nearly a decade

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 11th 2019
43287 Comments


As inconsistent as James Blake has indeed been since his debut it kind of sounds like you havent actually heard anything since based off your criticisms Matt. There are some shitty piano focal "smooth bs" songs for sure and they are always his worst but that's not an accurate descriptor for the other 75% of the songs

BigPleb
January 11th 2019
58988 Comments


Where's the best place to start with this guy?

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2019
7380 Comments


Easily his self-titled debut

DirEnRefused
January 11th 2019
3539 Comments


so excited

the car beside you was amazing too

MotokoKusanagi
January 11th 2019
1848 Comments


"Where's the best place to start with this guy?"
CMYK ez

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Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2019
16295 Comments


I'd say debut too.

Wildhoney
January 11th 2019
413 Comments


Goddamn that feature list is sexy. James Blake and Rosalia??? Hell yesssss

Gyromania
January 11th 2019
27948 Comments


potsy you're right he has done some experimental stuff but i haven't been into much of it

plane
Staff Reviewer
January 11th 2019
7661 Comments


Don't Miss It is such a great song. Super stoked for this album, especially after the quality of tunes on The Colour in Anything. I have quite liked his foray into hip-hop and writing for pop stars.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 11th 2019
43287 Comments


@gyro I feel like the length of his last album makes it feel more homogeneous than it actually is in particular. But there are some straight bangers on it!

plane
Staff Reviewer
January 11th 2019
7661 Comments


The run from "Choose Me" to the closer would be my favorite JB album.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 11th 2019
43287 Comments


I hope the new one pops off tho and the tracklist doesn't look overwhelming. I'm seeing him in March and get a free copy of the new alb with my ticket so fingers crossed. Also I liked the car song kinda but I'm glad it's not listed, it strikes me as a single and I can't see it making sense in the context of a Blake lp

Tyler.
January 11th 2019
17164 Comments


i REALLY hope this is the one where he realizes his full potential guebhioafegbou

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 11th 2019
43287 Comments


It's ok if it isnt now that bearcubs exists tho

Tyler.
January 11th 2019
17164 Comments


ok bearcubs is good yeah but JB has a lot of sentimental/nostalgic value to me lol

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 11th 2019
43287 Comments


Listen to bearcubs hard enough and ull get that eventually too!

IAMERROR
January 13th 2019
329 Comments


4 lines in and I'm calling that this is one of those lame "reads different backwards and forwards" poems.

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
January 17th 2019
7380 Comments


Album sounds like fucking art-house Robin Thicke lmao, an astounding failure

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
January 17th 2019
42183 Comments


reminds me more of Mac Miller's The Divine Feminine, aka the album-long equivalent of being shown an endless line of baby photo after baby photo and feigning interest bc you want them to be happy but also you couldn't possibly care less

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
January 17th 2019
7380 Comments


Fair enough, it's just soooooooo fucking bland

Ryus
January 17th 2019
17755 Comments


why is the new single just a boring ass trap song

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
January 17th 2019
7380 Comments


Because the album is garbage

Ryus
January 17th 2019
17755 Comments


what a shame

Wildhoney
January 17th 2019
413 Comments


Is it as bad as the album art tho? The fuck were they thinking with that one

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 17th 2019
43287 Comments


I mean James Blake isn't exactly known for good album art. It fits his theme of narcissism tho

Relinquished
January 17th 2019
40426 Comments


forreal, if he had other than himself on it then I can understand the complaint but it’s no worse than overgrown. it’s intimate, it’s his, he doesn’t care.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 17th 2019
43287 Comments


Hard agree

Wildhoney
January 17th 2019
413 Comments


I actually dig his album art most of the time. This might be a one off, but then again I haven't even heard the full album yet. So far, Mile High ain't bad, Lullaby For My Insomniac doesn't do anything for me

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
January 17th 2019
7380 Comments


Cover is super normal and people making a big deal out of it are weird lol

Wildhoney
January 17th 2019
413 Comments


hm, guess it's just not my thing....!

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
January 17th 2019
16295 Comments


"the album-long equivalent of being shown an endless line of baby photo after baby photo and feigning interest bc you want them to be happy but also you couldn't possibly care less"

Spot on Row

bloc
January 17th 2019
56419 Comments


I've heard that putting your hands on your head like that actually opens up your airways more to get more oxygen to the body

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Relinquished
January 17th 2019
40426 Comments


it literally does

Cygnatti
January 17th 2019
32832 Comments


this guy needs to not suck

i like him otherwise

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 17th 2019
43287 Comments


Lol



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