VIDEO: James Blake – Retrograde


James Blake’s haunting Retrograde has equally eerie visuals.

There seems to be a trend of music videos becoming their own little short films, what with Flying Lotus seemingly having the monopoly but James Blake isn’t far behind. Retrograde is a mysterious cinematic affair, starting with a meteor falling from the sky, a strange biker figure and a brief shot of James Blake’s crooning soulfully. As for the song itself, there’s a chilling quality to it all; dark and beautiful. The sombre landscapes of the video merge effortlessly with Blake’s vocals and the atmospheric chords, leaving you with a sense that you missed something the last time you watched and listened.

Stream it below to find out.

About Luke Alex Davis

Luke Davis is a music producer and editor of music blog Sampleface. In his spare time, he enjoys watching tennis and football and reading.

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