James Blake. Who is he? A few months ago, I wouldn't have had a clue. Someone whose music taste I would trust blindly recommended him to me. They told me "I'm jealous James Blake is coming to Minneapolis. He is amazing!" Based soley off the recommendation, I immediately bought two tickets without even listening to his music first. Why two? I figured I could find someone to join me later.
After the tickets were purchased, I went to YouTube & Spotify to have a listen. After first listen, I was not all that impressed, but gave it another chance a few days later (after all, I did have two tickets to his show). I must not have been in the right mood when I first listened to it, because after I tuned in again, I was hooked. I have no idea how to explain it! It's like electronica, pop, R&B, all mixed together??? I could not wait for May 1st to arrive!!
As the day neared and I made sure that I would not have a case pop up and have to work that day, I set about trying to decide who to offer the second ticket to. Winner, winner-- my friend Ashley!!!
We had a blast!! Several double-vodka sodas later... we were feeling good and having a great time listening to J.B. Amazing! Definitely check him out!!
James Blake -- Limit To Your Love
James Blake -- The Wilhelm Scream
Labels: Minneapolis, Music