James Blake has been doing a lot of covers lately (on livestreams during the pandemic and at solo piano shows before that), and now he's officially released a studio recording and music video for one of them, Frank Ocean's "Godspeed." Unlike, say, the drastically reworked Feist cover that he won a lot of people over with early on, this one is pretty straightforward and faithful to the original, but it's cool to hear James sing it and he does a great job with it. Listen and watch the Ryder Ripps-directed video below.


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