REC'D MP3: James Blake - "A Case of You" (Joni Mitchell Cover)

James Blake

A few days ago, James Blake's debut album came out to the acclaim of any website that critiqued it, including ours of course. Bending the socially accepted norm for soulful r&b by constructing it as rigid electronica deeply concerning the foundation of dubstep, James Blake is a revolutionary record, particularly for dubstep, and rich in piano dissertation. Yesterday, he performed a cover of Joni Mitchell's 1971 classic, “A Case Of You” for Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio 1 — the first time we hear him completely sans a beat of any kind. The cover is a gorgeous ballad that consists only of piano chords and Blake's lush vocals. Hard to fathom how much Blake has evolved since dropping Bells Sketch EP early last year.

MP3: James Blake - A Case of You