James Blake was a surprise host on BBC Radio 1 tonight, and while he was there he gave us all a long-awaited update on his forthcoming album Radio Silence. As Consequence of Sound points out, during the show he revealed that he has finished the recording process of the new album. It’s been quite some time since his last album, 2013’s Overgrown, and his fans are surely ready for new music. A while back, Blake revealed that both Kanye West and Bon Iver would be making appearances on the album.
Even more importantly, he dropped a new song called “Timeless.” The spacey track is classic Blake, with the British singer crooning headily over a dark, pulsating, atmospheric production. You know you slide out when you slide in with graceful shadows/Timeless, he sings. If “Timeless” is a taste of things to come, then the album is clearly going to be one to watch for. No release date has been set as of yet, but with the album supposedly being completed, it hopefully shouldn’t be too long now.
Stream James Blake’s “Timeless” in the video above.