James Blake Delays Release of New Album ‘Friends That Break Your Heart’

    James Blake has pushed back the release date of his upcoming album Friends That Break Your Heart. Originally due for release on September 10, the LP is now set to arrive on October 8, a change attributed to COVID-19-related delays at vinyl pressing plants.

    “The release of ‘Friends That Break Your Heart’ will unfortunately be pushed back to October 8 as a result of vinyl factory delays caused by COVID,” Blake wrote on Instagram. “It was super important to me to have vinyl day and date for my fans as I have never had that before and so many of you have requested it.That being said, I am excited to release a new song soon and start playing the new music for those of you coming out to the US tour which kicks off September 16th in San Diego. Appreciate your understanding and can’t wait for you to hear the full album.”

    Friends That Break Your Heart, the follow-up to 2019’s Assume Form, was announced in July with the release of the lead single ‘Say What You Will’. Last month, Blake shared another single called ‘Life Is Not the Same’.


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    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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