Saturday, September 28, 2013

James Blake - "I Never Learnt To Share" - Song Of The Day [9/28/2013]

James Blake is an artist whose music cannot be limited to merely one overarching genre. He has elements of downtempo, ambient, UK dubstep, R&B, house, and hip-hop; but the true feature that differentiates him from other contemporary artists in this scene is the emotion clearly evident in his work. I Never Learnt To Share is one of his most emotional pieces and in my opinion his best. The song starts of with only one line of vocals, and this line is repeated throughout the whole song. James Blake slowly starts adding very fuzzy synths and slow melodies and the emotion of the song builds gently. Eventually the emotion of the song reaches its zenith at a very experimental bass drop and it is obvious that all the introspection comes pouring out heavily.
This song and James Blake's entire eponymous album is a must-listen for any electronic music enthusiast.


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