James Blake Shares Dreamy “Building It Still” on Radio 1

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 10.17.14 in News

James Blake‘s residency on BBC Radio 1 keeps bearing fruit in the form of new music and obscurities. The latest is “Building It Still,” a woozy, piano-centered bass reverie, which he premiered on last night’s broadcast. As with the previous track the British singer/producer debuted on Radio 1, the more uptempo “200 Press,” the new one could fit alongside the rainy mood pieces of 2010′s reputation-making CMYK EP; also recurring here are the hushed vocals at the center of his albums, most recently 2013′s Homegrown.

Previously on Radio 1, Blake recently aired a reworking of UGK and OutKast’s “Int’l Players Anthem,” a mash-up with his 2010 Airhead collaboration “Pembroke.” Another Blake track debuted during a recent BBC guest-DJ set by the Jamie xx. Blake said in June that he was about halfway done with the songs for a new album, which was potentially to involve Chance the Rapper, Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon and Kanye West.

Listen to “Building It Still” below, and check out the full BBC Radio 1 set here.