James Blake Talks Potential Kanye West Collaboration
Electronic artist James Blake reveals that he and Kanye West may record a collaboration to round out Blake’s forthcoming third album.
“In terms of the actual collaboration for this record, it looks like we should be able to get something done,” he said to Miami New Times. “I know that there’s a specific song I would like him to be on, and if he can do that by the time my record comes out, that would be fantastic.”
Blake won the Mercury Prize for his second studio album, 2013’s Overgrown. Since then, in between remixes (Destiny Child‘s “Bills Bills Bills,” Beyonce‘s “Drunk In Love”) under the moniker Harmonimix, he has been one of the many artists — including Sir Paul McCartney, and for a song called “Piss On My Grave” — linked to West’s follow-up to last year’s Yeezus.
“We haven’t done a great deal of work in the same room yet, but we’ve done a few things, kind of helped each other out with our own music,” Blake said of working with West.
In the meantime, Blake will perform from his new album (“about 70 percent done,” he says) December 5 for Miami’s National YoungArts Foundation.
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