James Blake – Retrograde | Video
One of the more prominent protegés from the ever evolving sound of “post-dubstep,” James Blake won the hearts of the masses with his eloquent infusion of fervent vocals with caliginious beat crafting via the debut self-titled LP in 2011. While James Blake may produce at the dubstep speed of 140 bpm, his releases veer off to absent paths of emotive territory compared to its bass-heavy forerunners. The latest endeavour titled “Retrograde” is another one of such riddles, sublimely blending intrinsic synths and nimbus snares overlayed with alluring vocals to form another profound offering. Helmed by Martin De Thurah, the visual treatment centers around an apocalyptic storyboard around an asteroid attack on Earth. Perplexed with emotion and mystery, the clip provides on-point visual translation to the single’s heartfelt ode.