September 26, 1988 in Enfield
London, United Kingdom
James Blake Litherland (born 26 September 1988), known as James Blake, is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer from London. He first received recognition in 2010 for a trio of dubstep-influenced EPs, and the following year his self-titled debut album was released in the United Kingdom to critical praise. His second studio album Overgrown was released in 2013 and was awarded the Mercury Prize. His third studio album The Colour in Anything was released in 2016. Blake has also released remix work under the moniker 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.