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New Music Discovery: James Blake

Of the 3 primary topics I chose for this blog: faith, life and culture, the one I write about the least is culture. I’m trying to change that.

I’m somewhat of a pop culture freak, love music and movies and am always on the hunt for the latest and greatest sounds that are bubbling just under the surface of the mainstream.  I don’t yet know how much it will translate to mass audiences, but my latest musical discovery definitely has my ear.

I just stumbled across James Blake and I’ve got his album on repeat.  His sound is like Bon Iver meets Imogen Heap meets… something other-worldly. In short, it’s pure, chilled-out bliss.

Check out the video for his cover of Feist’s “Limit To Your Love”.

Dig it? His self-titled album is chock full of more of the same soulful, quirky and dramatic electronic pop goodness.

What’s one of your latest musical discoveries?

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9 comments
JonathanJacob
JonathanJacob

Dude...I love discovering music too. Really digging James Blake...thanks for the find! For me, it's Matthew Santos. Dude is kind of folk-ish, and I've had his stuff on repeat (def. check out his song Break Free). Also, The Grand Magnolias (I checked them out b/c of Paul from AI)...really good album!

shainaparis
shainaparis

I'm loving The Avett Brothers. And I know she's not new....been loving her since her last album, but love-love-love Adele.

LeighAnneLawrence
LeighAnneLawrence

I just discovered Mumford & Sons while exploring on iTunes (I do the same thing...compelled to find the 'on the brink' music). I thought they were a secular band but loved their bluegrass undertone. When I really heard their lyrics, I almost fell over because it's all about God's grace, creation, redemption, forgiveness, etc. Their album is called "Sigh No More".

anidolheart
anidolheart moderator

@JonathanJacob thanks bro! Glad you dig him. I haven't heard The Grand Magnolias, but I'll check them out. Thanks!

anidolheart
anidolheart moderator

@JonathanJacob thanks bro! Glad you dig him. I haven't heard The Grand Magnolias, but I'll check them out. Thanks!

anidolheart
anidolheart moderator

@shainaparis The Avett Brothers are def cool and I love Adele. Her new album is beautiful!

anidolheart
anidolheart moderator

@shainaparis The Avett Brothers are def cool and I love Adele. Her new album is beautiful!

shainaparis
shainaparis

@anidolheart @shainaparis I can't stop listening to either of them. lol. I'll be seeing them both this summer, so that's something to look forward to. I picked up James Blake today. Thanks for the heads up. Def cool stuff.