GRAMMY® Award-winning UK singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer James Blake has announced his new album, Friends That Break Your Heart, due out September 10, 2021 – Available for pre-order HERE, via Republic Records. Blake joined Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 for “Hottest Record in the World” to premiere the album’s first single, “Say What You Will”. The single was accompanied by the release of the official music video starring Finneas alongside James Blake – Watch HERE.
Of the single, James says, “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. Comparison really is the thief of joy.”
Friends That Break Your Heart, follows the recently released Covers EP. A collection of Blake’s favorite covers, including his critically acclaimed cover of Frank Ocean’s “Godspeed,” which generated over 5 million views on TikTok.
This is James Blakes’ first new full-length album in three years. With Blake calling Friends That Break Your Heart a “concept album.”
James worked closely with artist Miles Johnston to design a cover reflective of the album. The result is a visual encapsulation of the emotions brought forth throughout the body of work.
FRIENDS THAT BREAK YOUR HEART Tracklist
1. Famous Last Words
2. Life Is Not The Same
3. Coming Back (feat. SZA)
5. Frozen (feat. JID & SwaVay)
6. I’m So Blessed You’re Mine
7. Foot Forward
8. Show Me (feat. Monica Martin)
9. Say What You Will
10. Lost Angel Nights
11. Friends That Break Your Heart
12. If I’m Insecure
James Blake has released a stunning video for ‘My Willing Heart’, a highlight from 2016’s acclaimed third album The Colour In Anything. He has also confirmed a run of live dates across the summer, including those in support of Radiohead.
Starring a heavily-pregnant Natalie Portman, ‘My Willing Heart’ was directed by Anna Rose Holmer and filmed in Los Angeles. Centring around Portman in and out of water, the visuals shift the emphasis of the track’s lyrics from lovelorn romanticism to maternal anticipation with subtle monochrome images, blended together with soft-focus textures.
Released with little to no prior warning, The Colour In Anything featured diverse contributions from Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, Rick Rubin and Quentin Blake (whose illustrations formed the album’s instantly-iconic artwork). In support of the record, James headlined London’s Field Day, Green Man Festival, Glastonbury’s West Holts stage and played a succession of instantly sold-out shows on both sides of the Atlantic (including London’s Village Underground, Brixton Academy and Hammersmith Apollo). His vocal and production presence is unmistakable across 2016’s other seminal records, from Beyonce’s Grammy-winning Lemonade to Frank Ocean’s Endless and Blond LPs.
The Colour In Anything continues the remarkable rise of James Blake: a Mercury-Award-winning, Brit Award and Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer, whose touch can be felt throughout the modern musical landscape. He is currently working on new material.
Phantogram are diving into 2017 with two new releases for fans- the first is a fresh take on their hit song “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” from remix legend A-Trak, with an additional verse from SaveMoney Crew’s Joey Purp. The remix will be available for purchase and on all streaming services tomorrow but you can preview now via XXL.
While recently in Australia on tour, Phantogram recorded a cover of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes”, in addition to their own song “Cruel World”, for Triple J radio, which aired today.
Check out links to both below and catch Phantogram out on the road in support of their third studio album, Three, out now on Republic.
The Weeknd is ready to release his new album, Starboy, next Friday via XO/Republic. Following the release of the title track with Daft Punk, he just shared two new songs, “False Alarm” (watch the official video here) and the second collaboration with the French duo called “I Feel It Coming.” Check it out below!
Academy Award®-nominated, two-time GRAMMY Award®-winning multiplatinum alternative R&B THE WEEKND makes history yet again, capturing the record for “Most Release Weekend Streams Ever” with his brand new single “Starboy” featuring Daft Punk. It’s the title track and first single from his mega-anticipated fourth full-length album Starboy [XO/Republic Records], arriving November 25, 2016.
Pre-Order the album HERE.
“Starboy” went live at digital partners on Thursday September 22. Between Thursday and Sunday, it amassed over 17 million streams globally and 6.5 million streams in the United States alone, shattering the previous record in the process. Meanwhile, at radio, “Starboy” stands out as the “One Week Most Added Record of All Time in North America,” becoming #1 Most Added at Top 40, Rhythm, Urban, and Hot AC—yet another history-making accolade. This sets the stage for Starboy to become one of the biggest albums of 2016.
The official “Starboy” music video premiered today on VEVO at 12pm ET. Directed by frequent collaborator Grant Singer, it offers up an explosive visual companion to the song. Watch below:
On October 1, THE WEEKND takes the stage as the musical guest on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live. He’ll be performing “Starboy” live for the very first time and will also be performing at the Meadows Music & Arts Festival at Citi Field on Saturday evening at the new time of 6:15pm ET.
Recently Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, Pitchfork and more have listed Phantogram’s upcoming album Three (10/7 on Republic) as one of the most highly anticipated releases for fall- their single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” continues to quickly climb at radio. Today they share “Same Old Blues”, an uplifting anthem featuring Sarah Barthel’s vocals effortlessly gliding over Josh Carter’s beats. Listen below and check them on a tour across North America starting 9/29 in Las Vegas.
Pre-order THREE for an instant download of “Same Old Blues” as well as “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore,” “Cruel World,” and “Run Run Blood”…
Another new Phantogram track just hit the web taken from their album Three (Republic) out October 7th. As Sarah Barthel told Complex, ” ‘Cruel World’…is about how tragic life can be at times – how the world can bring you down… But you have to try to find the beauty in it sometimes.”
Listen below and catch Phantogram on tour starting 9/29 in Las Vegas.
Momentum continues to build toward the release of Phantogram’s third studio album, Three (out this fall on Republic), today with the release of the new track “Run Run Blood” – listen now below. On the track, the Phantogram told Stereogum, “Run Run Blood is about the sad state of the world we live in today. It feels like the blind leading the blind sometimes.”.
Check phantogram.com for upcoming fall tour dates, the amazing Grant Singer-directed video for hit single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”, lyric video, behind-the-scenes and more. Phantogram join Big Boi to perform as Big Grams at Lollapalooza this Saturday, as well as a sold-out Phantogram after-show Sunday night at the House of Blues.
Phantogram has an official video for their chart-climbing single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”, available today on YouTube / VEVO. Josh & Sarah went to the Salton Sea in California with director Grant Singer to create the stunning & slightly disturbing visual. Their third studio album Three is out October 14th on Republic. Check phantogram.com for tour dates & more news to come.
On the song & video, Phantogram shares:
“You Don’t Get Me High Anymore is about the loneliness in superficial relationships and that feeling of not being able to find happiness in places that were once so easy to come across. The desolation in Bombay Beach represents that feeling really well. The area was once a promising vacation spot before the droughts and now itâ€™s a ghost town. We were excited that Grant [Singer] picked that spot, he understood the aesthetic of the song right off the bat and ran with it.” – via FADER
Phantogram, the critically acclaimed sonic duo comprised of Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter, today announced their third studio LP, Three, to be released September 16th on Republic Records! After teasing their new single, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” last month, today it comes offered as an Instant Grat download with album pre-order.
Listen to “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” here:
Since the release of their 2014 album Voices, Phantogram have trekked across the globe playing live shows and festival dates, contributed features to everyone from A-Trak to Miley Cyrus and been sampled by Kanye West, The Game and A$AP Rocky, as well as releasing their debut BIG GRAMS LP with good friend and musical partner in crime, Big Boi of Outkast. The New York bred duo made writing stops at home and in Atlanta before picking back up in Los Angeles to record Three. Carter and Barthel shared duties on production and vocals, melding elements of rock, pop, hip-hop and electronic. The resulting sound leans darker and more psychedelic yet with some of the brightest and most introspective pop melodies they’ve delivered to date, truly making them genre-defying artists for the 21st century.
In support of their new album, Phantogram will be touring across the United States and Canada this fall, kicking off in Las Vegas on September 29th and winding their way across both coasts through November 5th. Tickets for select Phantogram dates will be bundled with a digital preorder of Three.
Listen to a new exclusive mixtape created by Phantogram of some of the band’s favorite songs now on Pandora and learn about an exclusive pre-sale launching on June 22nd at 10AM local time pdora.co/phantogrammixtape.
Check back at http://www.phantogram.com for videos, remixes and more announcements coming soon!