September 26, 1988 in Enfield
London, United Kingdom
James Blake (born 26 September 1988) is a Grammy-nominated electronic musician and singer-songwriter from London, England, United Kingdom. Blake is primarily considered a dubstep producer and is frequently heralded as a leading figure in the "post-dubstep" community, but he is also noted for his prominent soul influences. Blake was nominated the Critic's Choice award by the 2011 BRIT Awards and the Sound of 2011 award by the BBC, and won second place in the latter. In addition, his self-titled debut LP, James Blake, was nominated for the 2011 Mercury Prize. Blake has also released material under the alias Harmonimix.
Thoughts on Songs with James Blake
2 years ago
Every site that I have visited believes this to be a love song. I honestly think that I am the only living human that views it differently. I believe this song is about an old woman in a retirement home with Alzheimers, written from the view point of her own mind. Just the title Retrograde alone started me on that impression. It is the loss of memory access to events. If you listen to it with that in mind then maybe I won't be alone. Or maybe I'm just crazy.