James Blake has penned a new essay about mental health titled, “How can I complain?”
It’s especially easy to poke fun at the idea that a white man could be depressed. I have done it myself, as a straight white man who was depressed. In fact, I still carry the shame of having been a straight white man who’s depressed and has experienced suicidal thoughts. And still, when discussing it with most people, I will play down or skirt around how desperately sad I have been; instead I emphasize how much happier I am now. I emphasize the work I had to do to get to a better place, and how it was hard work and fruitful work, and how I empowered myself by doing it. I usually focus on how I regained control and an enthusiasm for living (‘Nice one, mate!’), not on how I lost it. That is the last of my defensiveness.
James Blake performed “I’ll Come Too” on Ellen.
James Blake has shared the new song “Mulholland” from the vinyl version of Assume Form.
James Blake has shared a video for “Mile High.”
James Blake has shared the new song “Mile High” on Spotify and Apple Music.
James Blake will release his new album, Assume Form, on January 18th. The track listing and album artwork can be seen below.
An Amazon listing in France had a new album from James Blake, titled Assume Form, set for release on January 25th.
James Blake has announced new tour dates.
James Blake has posted a note online about the problem he sees with the “sad boy” label.
The hidden name on the Governors Ball lineup announcement has been revealed to be James Blake.
James Blake debuted three new songs and covered Radiohead’s “Videotape” live at some of his recent shows. You can watch some fan shot videos of the songs below.
Kendrick Lamar has announced a European tour with James Blake.
James Blake has released a new video for “My Willing Heart.”
James Blake’s performance of “My Willing Heart” on Seth Meyers is up on NBC’s website.
James Blake has announced some new tour dates.
James Blake has released his video for “I Need a Forest Fire.”
James Blake announced on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show that his new album, The Colour in Anything, will be released a midnight GMT.