James Blake confirms new album will debut in 2015
And it is likely to feature a Kanye collaboration
After recently speaking to the Miami New Times, singer, songwriter and Kanye West fan James Blake has said that he expects the rapper to drop by on his follow-up to 2013's Overgrown, and that the album could arrive within the next five months.
"I know that there's a specific song I would like him to be on"
"I have a lot of respect for [Kanye], for what he has been releasing for years," Blake said. "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 with our own music. In terms of the actual collaboration for this record, it looks like we should be able to get something done. 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 continued, "I'm probably about 70 percent done with it. I'm working hard and doing my best – I'm aware that people want to hear this record, so I'm not being complacent," Blake said. "I should hope that [the new album] will be a step on, as much as the second one was to the first. I guess I've taken a focus on the songwriting again, even more closely, and I'm dabbling in some different production techniques, things I've developed."