James Blake will follow his recent covers EP with a proper new album, Friends That Break Your Heart, due September 10 via UMG (pre-order). The first single is "Say What You Will," and its video stars Finneas, brother/collaborator of Billie Eilish (who he covers on that covers EP). It's a somber, understated song, and you can listen and watch the video below. "The song is about finding peace with who you are and where you’re at regardless of how well other people seem to be doing," James says. "Comparison really is the thief of joy." The album also features appearances by SZA, JID, Swavay, and Monica Martin. Full tracklist below too.

James recently announced that he'll perform with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at LA's Hollywood Bowl on 9/25 (tickets), and now he revealed that that show will be part of a much longer tour.

The newly-added dates include NYC's iconic Radio City Music Hall on October 9. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, July 30 at 10 AM with a BrooklynVegan presale starting on Thursday, 7/29 at 10 AM ET. Stay tuned for the presale password and more info. All dates are listed below. UPDATE: Use the password JAMESBV.

1. Famous Last Words
2. Life Is Not The Same
3. Coming Back (feat. SZA)
4. Funeral
5. Frozen (feat. JID & SwaVay)
6. I’m So Blessed You’re Mine
7. Foot Forward
8. Show Me (feat. Monica Martin)
9. Say What You Will
10. Lost Angel Nights
11. Friends That Break Your Heart
12. If I’m Insecure

James Blake -- 2021 Tour Dates
Thursday, September 16, 2021 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
Sunday, September 19, 2021 – San Francisco, CA – Greek Theatre
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
Saturday, September 25, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
Thursday, September 30, 2021 – Minneapolis, MN – The State Theatre
Saturday, October 2, 2021 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore Auditorium
Sunday, October 3, 2021 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre
Friday, October 8, 2021 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
Saturday, October 9, 2021 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 – Charlotte, NC – Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Friday, October 15, 2021 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle


This post was updated to clarify that Finneas stars in the video for "Say What You Will," but does not appear on the song.

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