After sharing a new track, "Timeless," last month, the elusive singer/production maestro James Blake just announced his new album, The Colour in Anything, by putting up surprise billboards showing the album's artwork in Brooklyn as well as his hometown of London. For the artwork, Blake commissioned another Blake -- the storied Sir Quentin, who is known for illustrating works by late children's author Roald Dahl. The anticipation surrounding the album became immediately palpable, and today, two days after the appearance of the billboards, James has announced that he will release The Colour in Anything tonight (BST, that is).
He shared the exciting news on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show, and with the announcement, Blake has released a few of the album's tracks, including "I Need a Forest Fire," which features Bon Iver. Blake worked on two songs on Beyonce's new album, Lemonade, and Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon has collaborated with Kanye West on numerous occasions.
The Colour in Anything will be available at midnight in Britain, so that means its release is barely two hours away! Hear two other tracks -- "My Willing Heart" and "Radio Silence" -- and check out the full tracklist via Blake's Instagram.
It's burnin' like cedar
I request another dreamer
I need a forest fire
I'm saved by nature
But it always forgets what I need