STREAM: James Blake - Retrograde
It's finally real. Soulful electronic whiz-kid James Blake premiered his long-awaited new single "Retrograde" on BBC Radio 1 at the hands of very-loud-DJ Zane Lowe. In typical hyperbolic fashion, Lowe declared this 'the hottest record in the world,' and, for once, he just might have a point. This kicks-off the cycle for Blake's upcoming album Overgrown (April 8 on Republic) and hints at a more mature sound with less womp-womps and wobbles than on his eponymous debut. And just listen to those vocals. Homeboy is sounding smoother than ever.