James Blake Announces New Album and 2021 Tour, Shares Video for New Song


James Blake has announced his new album. Friends ThatBreak Your Heart, which follows 2020’s Before and Covers EPs and his 2019 album Assume Form, is out September 10 (via Republic). Today, he’s shared the video for a new single. The visual for “Say What You Will” stars musician, songwriter, and producer Finneas. Blake has also announced a tour that will take him across the United States this fall. Find those dates and watch the video below.

“The song is about finding peace with who you are and where you’re at regardless of how well other people seem to be doing,” Blake said of “Say What You Will” in a statement. “Comparison really is the thief of joy.”

Read about James Blake in Pitchfork’s feature “How Indie Went Pop—and Pop Went Indie—in the 2010s.”

Friends That Break Your Heart:

01 Famous Last Words02 Life Is Not The Same03 Coming Back [ft. SZA]04 Funeral05 Frozen [ft. J.I.D and SwaVay]06 I’m So Blessed You’re Mine07 Foot Forward08 Show Me [ft. Monica Martin]09 Say What You Will10 Lost Angel Nights11 Friends That Break Your Heart

12 If I’m Insecure

James Blake:

09-16 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park09-19 San Francisco, CA – Greek Theatre09-21 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall09-22 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre09-25 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl09-28 Denver, CO – The Fillmore09-30 Minneapolis, MN – The State Theatre10-02 Detroit, MI – Fillmore Auditorium10-03 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre10-06 Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre10-08 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia10-09 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall10-12 Washington, D.C. – The Anthem10-14 Charlotte, NC – Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

10-15 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

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James Blake Announces New Album and 2021 Tour, Shares Video for New Song