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JAMES BLAKE RELEASES “MILE HIGH (FT. TRAVIS SCOTT & METRO BOOMIN)”

 Ahead of the release of his eagerly-awaited fourth album Assume Form tomorrow via Republic Records, James Blake debuts brand-new track “Mile High (ft. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin)” on Beats1 as Zane Lowe’s World Record. Combining Blake’s ethereal cals and Scott’s lyrical prowess, the track offers a refreshing take on love, masking its underlying vulnerability with Metro Boomin’s pulsing beats. Zane Lowe played the song three times back-to-back, raving “James Blake, you’ve done it again,” and assuring his listeners that Assume Form is “going to connect to you, it’s going to touch you no matter where you are and what you’re doing.”  Listen to “Mile High” here, and pre-order Assume Form here.

Following the announcement of its release last week, Assume Form trended worldwide on Twitter, with Blake experiencing a massive 33% uplift in streaming of his catalogue.   Over the past few years, Blake has become one of the most sought-after producers, singers, and songwriters in the music industry, working with top talent including Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, andJay-Z, co-writing and touring with Kendrick Lamar, performing with Travis Scott on the MTV Video Music Awards, and collaborating on the record-shattering Black Panther soundtrack. It is no surprise, then, that Assume Form features an all-star roster that reflects Blake’s continual sonic evolution and blurring of genre boundaries: André 3000, Moses Sumney, Travis Scott, Metro Boomin, and ROSALÍA. Throughout Assume Form, Blake proves himself yet again as one of our generation’s most gifted and influential artists, both as an essential collaborator and as a solo artist at the height of his career.

Blake will tour in support of Assume Form on his recently announced headlining North American tour, kicking off in Atlanta on February 18th. The 17-date tour will make stops in major cities across the U.S. and Canada including Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Montreal, and 2 nights in New York City, before wrapping in Los Angeles on March 16 (see full list of dates below). Tickets are available for purchase now via http://www.jamesblakemusic.com/.

Assume Form Track List
1. Assume Form
2. Mile High (Ft. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin)
3. Tell Them (Ft. Moses Sumney & Metro Boomin)
4. Into The Red
5. Barefoot In The Park (Ft. ROSALÍA)
6. Can’t Believe The Way We Flow
7. Are You In Love?
8. Where’s The Catch? (Ft. André 3000)
9. I’ll Come Too
10. Power On
11. Don’t Miss It
12. Lullaby For My Insomniac

James Blake Headlining Tour Dates

February 18 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
February 20 Boston, MA House of Blues
February 21 Washington, DC The Anthem
February 22 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
February 24 New York, NY Terminal 5
February 25 New York, NY Terminal 5
February 27 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
February 28 Montreal, QC L’Olympia
March 2 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
March 3 Chicago, IL Riviera Theater
March 4 Saint Paul, MN Palace Theatre
March 8 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
March 9 Vancouver, BC Harbour Convention Centre
March 10 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
March 12 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
March 15 Pomona, CA Fox Theater
March 16 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium

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