James Blake Drops Video for ‘I Need a Forest Fire’

The mark of a real musician is what they do with space and silence, how they shape stillness into something that moves you. James Blake is a master at it. That’s why his new album The Colour in Anything is such an incredibly emotional experience. The quiet spaces in it frame and snake through the vocals and intricately sparse instrumentation, and knock you out. The video for his new single “I Need a Forest Fire,” his collaboration with Bon Iver, takes its cues from the music. Directed by United Visual Artist: Matt Clark (who also handled the visuals for Blake’s upcoming sold-out U.S. tour), it’s sparse, abstract, and hypnotic, stoking your imagination but leaving space for you to fill in meaning.

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