James Blake – Enough Thunder

Back in February when James Blake first covered Joni Mitchell’s ‘A Case of You’, he told Zane Lowe that she was an artist he’d always loved and hinted that he might try her style of songwriting in the future. But, while the song features on his new EP ‘Enough Thunder’, it’s not all Mitchell style warbling. There’s the much mocked collaboration with Bon Iver for starters, plus three more tracks. ‘Once We All Agree’ is slow and sparse (a spare album track, perhaps?), ‘We Might Feel Unsound’ is spooky, loopy gospel, Not Long Now glitches its way over more than 5 minutes and the title track has Blake pour out his achey breaky heart. But what do you think? Listen to the full EP and check out November tour dates, below.

Friday 25th November – University – Leeds
Saturday 26th November – Warehouse Project – Manchester
Tuesday 29th November – Anson Rooms – Bristol
Wednesday 30th November – The Forum – London