James Blake covers Joni Mitchell

Posted: February 16, 2011 in Art, Live, Love, Music, Photography
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Lost by Robin de Blanche

 

James Blake, alongside Jessie J, is the big thing right now in the UK. There’s a real intimacy to his voice that reminds me of Antony & The Johnsons. Having not long finished studies in music, he’s entering the charts with his self-titled debut album to massive critical acclaim. It’s also well-deserved. This is his cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘A Case of You’ performed live on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show. It demonstrates the calibre of the artist, and hopefully he goes onto great things.

‘A Case of You’ is all about love, like so many songs, but James adds a real darkness and loneliness to the piece. With a quick search I found ‘Lost’ by Robin de Blanche. The photograph for me summed up the song. It captures the loss of something beautiful, and the dark atmosphere of James’ voice and piano chords. Robin, hailing from Sweden, has many more fantastic photographs on his website, and I’m sure he’ll be a name for the future.

James Blake info on: Myspace, Official Site, BBC Profile

Robin de Blanche info on: Personal Site, DeviantArt

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