Every once in awhile there’s a song that captivates you as soon as you press play. “Retrograde” by James Blake is exactly one of those songs. It’s vulnerable and yet it has something empowering at the same time. I’m not sure if that’s actually possible but it just how I feel when I listen to it. True musical beauty. A friend of mine send me the link and I haven’t stopped listening to it ever since.
Now there’s also a video for the song. A pretty mysterious one in my opinion. There is an asteroid falling from the sky, a woman on a motorcycle who at some point enters a house where she encounters lovers frozen in time and of course James Blake is also in the clip:
The video is made by Martin de Thurah, who is also responsible for the videos for “Limit to your love” and “Lindisfarne“. “Retrograde“ is the first single off of James Blake’s new album “Overgrown” which will be released on the 8th of April.