James Blake

We quiz electronic artist James Blake on his recent success from the red carpet of the Ivors...

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 17 Jun 2014
  • min read
Music fans and critics have fallen at the feet of softly spoken singer songwriter James Blake.

Give either his self-titled debut or follow up Overgrown a listen and such success will be unsurprising. Over the course of these two well written and equally well received records, the combination of striking voice and beautiful production techniques have ensured he’s stood out from amongst his peers.

Right from the off he’s won plaudits such as nominations for the BBC’s Sound of 2011 and BRIT Awards' Critic's Choice the same year. He followed up last year’s Mercury Prize win with triumphing at last month’s Ivor Novello Awards wining Best Contemporary Song for his single Retrograde.

With rumours suggesting he’s already well on the way with a third full length release, we caught up with James on the red carpet of the Ivors to get his thoughts on how he’s evolved as a songwriter…