NEW MUSIC: JAMES BLAKE | LIFE IS NOT THE SAME
James Blake has released a dreamy song on the second track from his upcoming album, "Friends That Break Your Heart," titled “Life Is Not the Same. “Life Is Not the Same” collaborates between Blake and producer Take A Daytrip, who co-produced Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby” with Kanye West. “The song is about finding peace with who you are and where you’re at regardless of how well other people seem to be doing,” James Blake explains of the track. “Comparison really is the thief of joy.” Blake’s recently released “Say What You Will” accompanied a video starring Billie Eilish’s brother and producer Finneas. Blake gets jealous of Finneas’ success throughout the clip, longing after his numerous Grammy wins and struggling behind him on the treadmill. "Friends That Break Your Heart," available to preorder now, arrives September 10th and marks Blake’s first full-length album since 2018’s "Assume Form;" in December 2020, the singer dropped his Covers EP, including his surprise; a hit rendition of Frank Ocean’s “Godspeed.” Blake’s tour in support of his new album will kick off September 16th and 17th with a pair of gigs at San Diego’s The Observatory, with the month-long, U.S.-spanning trek concluding October 16th and 17th with two nights at Atlanta’s Tabernacle.