James Blake Announces New Album Friends That Break Your Heart, Shares “Say What You Will”: Stream
James Blake has announced a new album, Friends That Break Your Heart, and revealed the lead single “Say What You Will.” With the LP out September 10th via Republic Records, Blake has also unveiled a 2021 fall US tour.
Friends That Break Your Heart spans 12 tracks and features appearances from SZA, JID, SwaVay, and Monica Martin. Described as a concept album, the effort marks Blake’s follow-up to 2019’s Assume Form.
As for the new track, “Say What You Will” arrives with an accompanying music video co-starring Finneas. In a statement about the track, Blake explained it’s “about finding peace with who you are and where you’re at regardless of how well other people seem to be doing. Comparison really is the thief of joy.” Check out the clip below.
In support of Friends That Break Your Heart, Blake’s 17-date tour kicks off in San Diego on September 16th before making stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. It will wrap up on October 16th in Atlanta. Find the full schedule ahead. Tickets will be available to the general public via Ticketmaster on Friday, July 30th at 10:00 a.m. local time. Look on the secondary market for deals after they sell out.
Meanwhile, pre-orders for James Blake’s Friends That Break Your Heart are ongoing. The album art and tracklist can be found under the “Say What You Will” video.
In December, Blake released a six-track covers EP featuring his re-workings of songs by Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, and Joy Division.
Friends That Break Your Heart Artwork:
Friends That Break Your Heart Tracklist:
01. Famous Last Words
02. Life Is Not the Same
03. Coming Back (feat. SZA)
05. Frozen (feat. JID & SwaVay)
06. I’m So Blessed You’re Mine
07. Foot Forward
08. Show Me (feat. Monica Martin)
09. Say What You Will
10. Lost Angel Nights
11. Friends That Break Your Heart
12. If I’m Insecure
James Blake 2021 Tour Dates:
09/16 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
09/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Greek Theatre
09/21 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
09/22 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
09/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
09/28 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
09/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ The State Theatre
10/02 – Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Auditorium
10/03 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
10/06 – Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre
10/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
10/09 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
10/12 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
10/14 – Charlotte, NC @ Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
10/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
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July 22, 2021 at 10:47AM