James Blake’s new album Friends That Break Your Heart has been delayed until October, another casualty of the worldwide vinyl crunch that’s been exacerbated by COVID-19. To avoid undue heartbreak before the record’s release, Blake is tiding fans over with the new song “Famous Last Words.”
This is Blake at his most melancholic and miserable. “And I can’t believe I’m still talking about you,” he sings over softly pulsing synths. “That feeling/ I should’ve lost it/ I should’ve lost it by now.” It also includes one of the better lines about a breakup in recent memory: “You’re the last of my old things/ The cast from my broken limbs.” Check out “Famous Last Words” below.