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New James Blake Album To Feature Rosalia, Travis Scott & More
Today GRAMMY nominee James Blake revealed details for his fourth studio album: Assume Form will drop next Friday, Jan. 18. His website now details its track list and pre-order details, revealing some exciting features and perhaps a deeper dive into hip-hop influenced beats in his own releases: GRAMMY nominee Travis Scott, Metro Boomin, Moses Sumney, Latin GRAMMY winner Rosalía and GRAMMY winner André 3000 all make appearances.
The new album featuring Travis Scott, André 3000, ROSALÍA, Moses Sumney & Metro Boomin
Released January 18th. Pre-order now at https://t.co/XElwOrqSN3@trvisXX @rosaliavt @MosesSumney @MetroBoomin pic.twitter.com/GzrY4SvFYb
— James Blake (@jamesblake) January 10, 2019
Assume Form is Blake's follow up to 2016’s The Colour In Anything, and will feature previously released single "Don't Miss It," plus 11 new songs. Hip-hop producer wunderkind Metro Boomin is listed on two tracks, with rap phenomenon Scott joining on "Mile High" and soulful L.A.-based singer/songwriter Sumney featured on "Tell Them."
Spanish singer Rosalía, who blends electro-pop sounds and hip-hop beats with traditional flamenco, sings with Blake on "Barefoot In The Park." Yesterday evening, shortly after teasing his new album in a post with a link to assumeform.com, he retweeted a clip of the two of them working in the studio together, with a snippet of what is likely their song together.
"Where's The Catch?" will feature André 3000, formerly of GRAMMY-winning rap duo Outkast. According to Pitchfork, the two have paired up before, on André's 17-minute song "Look Ma No Hands," released last May.
Blake will embark on a previously announced North American tour, beginning in Miami on Feb. 15. Tickets are on sale now. He has also just added three U.K. show dates in April and will be performing in Barcelona at the Primavera Sound music festival on June 1, along with Rosalía.
Despite only releasing two solo singles last year, he kept busy in 2018 with several headlining festival performances and quite a few big collabs: He worked with Scott in 2018 on "Stop Trying to Be God" on Scott's Astroworld, which is currently nominated for Best Rap Album. Another big 2018 collab for Blake was with GRAMMY winner Kendrick Lamar and GRAMMY nominee Future on "King's Dead" for the Black Panther Soundtrack. The song is up for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance and Album of the Year.
To see who wins at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, tune in on Sun. Feb. 10 on CBS.