While the world was busy watching Kanye West’s spectacle unfold live at Madison Square Garden, English producer and singer-songwriter James Blake unexpectedly dropped a new song of his own. The track, called “Modern Soul”, premiered during Blake’s BBC Radio 1 residency. “The next one is a new song from me,” he casually told his listeners before diving right in. Check out the track below.
Blake’s BBC Radio 1 residency has proven to be a continual source of surprises. Previously, the crooner debuted his cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” and also welcomed Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon into the studio. Rumors have since surfaced that Blake would rejoin Vernon as a member of Fall Creek Boys Choir at Vernon’s second annual Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival this August.