James Blake Returns to His Dance Music Roots with New Album ‘Playing Robots Into Heaven’

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James Blake Returns to His Dance Music Roots with New Album ‘Playing Robots Into Heaven’

Acclaimed musician James Blake is back with an exciting announcement of his upcoming album titled ‘Playing Robots Into Heaven.’ This highly anticipated project marks his first solo release since his 2021 LP ‘Friends That Break Your Heart’ and is scheduled to be released on September 8 via Polydor/Republic Records.

‘Playing Robots Into Heaven’ takes Blake back to his dance music origins, reminiscent of his earlier releases on renowned labels like Hemlock Recordings, R&S, and Hessle Audio. Fans can expect an exploration of captivating dance music sounds that showcase Blake’s artistic evolution. To celebrate the album’s launch, Blake will be performing at the HERE venue in London on Thursday, July 6, bringing his electrifying energy and innovative sound to the stage.

Accompanying the album announcement is the lead single ‘Big Hammer,’ a mesmerizing blend of bleepy instrumentals and warped vocals seamlessly integrated into the mix. The accompanying music video, directed by Oscar Hudson, known for his work with esteemed artists such as Radiohead and Bonobo, takes viewers on a thrilling joy-ride as a group of individuals engage in shoplifting adventures.

In addition to the album release, James Blake has exciting tour plans lined up. He will be embarking on a European and North American headline tour, including a captivating performance at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace. The tour kicks off in Milan on September 18, just days after the album’s release, and continues to various cities such as Paris, Montreal, Los Angeles, and many more.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the enchanting sounds of James Blake as he returns to his dance music roots and delivers an unforgettable musical journey with ‘Playing Robots Into Heaven.’


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