Sunday 24 December 2017

New Music: James Blake - Vincent (Video)

As Breaking More Waves shuts down for a few days over the Christmas period (although there’s still more to come before the end of the year with my end of year album list) here’s a new video from James Blake that dropped into my in box today. Following on from Laura Marling’s cover version yesterday, this is also a take on someone else’s song with Blake getting to grips with a cover of Don McClean’s Vincent. It’s a gorgeously warm and melancholy version of the much covered UK number 1 hit (even Rick Astley had a go) that was inspired by artist Vincent Van Gogh (Van Gogh painted Starry Night after committing himself to an asylum). Filmed and recorded live at Conway Studios, Los Angeles, in December 2017, it’s a beautifully soothing song to end your day with.

James Blake - Vincent (Video)

James Blake 'Vincent' from James Blake on Vimeo.

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