James Blake She is an artist who will always have a song for a specific moment. It doesn’t matter if it’s cover or original material, your music seems to fit in almost any existing situation. Strangely, quarantine is no exception. Blake has given us beautiful versions of songs throughout these months and today she wraps the package with her new single “Are You Even Real?” which is perfect for these days.

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“Are You Even Real?” it comes like James Blake’s second original track so far this year. Last April the British producer returned with “You’re Too Precious”, his first original music since the 2019 Assume Form album.

This year and the quarantine have led Blake to make a series of quite special covers. Although they are not original, their way of interpreting them makes them as unique as a song you hear for the first time. Minimalist versions of great songs like Radiohead’s “No Surprises”, “When the Party’s Over” by Billie Eilish, “Godspeed” by Frank Ocean and Come As You Are by Nirvana among other.

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“Are You Even Real?”

This new original song Blake was written by two of today’s greatest pop writers. On the one hand with Starrah (Brittany Talia), who has worked on the hit Camila Cabello “Havana” and “Girls Like You” from Maroon 5; as well as with Ali Tamposi, who has written for Beyoncé, Cabello and Kelly Clarkson.

For many it is really strange to see James Blake Working with figures in the pop world, at the end of the day James has built his music and reputation through his own experiences and interpretations of life and music. However, it was from 2016 that Blake He began to transition from a lone artist to another peer in the industry.

James Blake plays in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Don Arnold / .

Since then he has appeared on Beyoncé Lemonade’s album and has been involved in various projects ranging from Kendrick Lamar to Bon Iver and Rosalía.

Today, James Blake He came back with a song that sounds to him in every way. Minimalist but full of elegant arrangements. Its soft entrance choruses, a soft violin that divides the chorus from the verse and some percussions that accompany its wonderful melodies. Listen to it here:

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