James Blake Releases New Single ‘Thrown Around’

    James Blake has dropped a new single, ‘Thrown Around’, via his own label CMYK. It marks his first release of the year as an independent artist. Listen to it below.

    “‘Thrown Around’ is a nod to some of the music I grew up listening to, growing up in England,” Blake said in a statement. “It started as an ambient piece that I made with Dom Maker, that connected something very deep in me to the influence of British electronic bands.”

    “It’s a defiant song that’s wrestling with where our job takes us, what it does to our life,” he continued. “It deals with the draw backs of spending so much time dedicated to work. We don’t have any drives towards community – we are all driven towards success. Then we feel lonely and Thrown Around. This song brings people together – it is the connection through defiance.”

    James Blake released his most recent LP, Playing Robots Into Heaven, last year via Republic/Polydor. Earlier this year, he announced his collaboration with the direct-to-fan music platform VAULT.

    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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