Saturday, February 1, 2014
James Blake w/ Chance The Rapper - "Life Round Here"
Overgrown is the second studio album by English electronic musician James Blake. It was supported by lead single "Retrograde" and a series of concert appearances including one at Coachella. It is being promoted as Blake's most expansive piece of work to date, with guest features from electronic producer Brian Eno and Grammy Award-winning rapper and producer RZA. Overgrown debuted at number eight on the UK Albums Chart and at number one of the US Dance/Electronic chart, becoming Blake's highest-charting album to date.
Blake admitted to Hot Press in an interview that his relationship affected the album. He said, "I can't deny it. There's no point in trying to come up with some other explanation for what I've been writing about... When it happened, I was really struck. Y'know—Suddenly I'm hit!"
In October 2013, Blake shared a remix of the Overgrown album cut "Life Round Here" featuring Chicago's Chance the Rapper. Now, the track has a black-and-white music video, shot in Hertfordshire, England, featuring James and Chance cruising around in the rain in a low rider. It was directed by Nabil.
On 30 October, Overgrown won the 2013 Mercury Prize, beating favorites to win Laura Mvula, Disclosure and David Bowie.