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Billboard MARCH 7, 2013 - by Jason Lipshutz
JAMES BLAKE RELEASES NEW MUSIC FEATURING BRIAN ENO
With his sophomore album Overgrown due out next month, U.K. electronica whiz kid James Blake has unveiled a pair of new tracks to join previously released single Retrograde - one of which features legendary producer Brian Eno.
On Thursday (March 7), Blake's 1-800-Dinosaur imprint posted the audio of Digital Lion, giving fans another yawning beat and more piercing soul vocals, this time with Eno on harmony and production duty. Earlier on Tuesday, Blake shared the "dub" version of another new song, Voyeur, on BBC Radio 1.
Both songs will be featured on Overgrown, the follow-up to Blake's acclaimed 2011 self-titled debut, which has sold sixty-five-thousand copies in the U.S. since its release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The hypnotic Retrograde was released last month as the first taste of the sophomore LP, which is due out on April 8 through Republic Records.
Blake has plotted a month-long tour of North America in support of the album, kicking off on April 14 at this year's Coachella festival in Indio, California.