James Blake not worried about pressure


This article is from 2011.

James Blake album cover

James Blake album cover

James Blake has revealed he hasn't thought about how his debut album will be received because there is nothing he can do to change it now.

James Blake isn't feeling any pressure after releasing his debut album.

The 21-year-old British dubstep-minimalist artist - who released his self titled record on Monday (07.02.11) - thinks he has done the best job he can with his music and is not allowing himself to worry about how it will be received.

He said: "Pressure isn't real - it just isn't. I can't make my album any better now it's done. My attitude to everything has always been: do the most honest job you can."

James - who was runner up in BBC's Sound of 2011 poll - loves Stevie Wonder and Sam Cooke but admitted Joni Mitchell is a particular favourite.

He explained to The Scotsman: "Joni Mitchell's album 'Blue' totally destroyed me and then built me back up again. Second year at uni, I listened to it every day for six months. Every diary entry would have read, 'Got up, made toast, put on Blue.' But it was music that always stayed in my room - I never listened to it outside. Actually, come to think of it, I never went outside much that year."

This article is from 2011.

James Blake

Over-14 show. Mournful, minimalist dubstep piano man who was runner-up in the BBC Sound of 2011 poll.

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Tue 1 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 249 4300

With Plus Special Guests.

The Limelight, Belfast

Fri 28 Oct

£22 / 028 9032 7007

Manchester Academy

Thu 3 Nov

£19.50 / 0161 275 2930

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