It’s a deceivingly sparse sound that underlines Blakey’s young talent as a producer; It’s also a considered backdrop to push up an arresting vocal that sits beside Francis and the Lights and Bon Iver as genuine comparisons. But it’s his inventive rhythm and wordplay that sets Blakey on his own – the baritone add-ons after the falsetto, his quick loops. For all of Blakey’s weight in his message, the delivery is lively and poignant.
A similarly uncluttered video, it shows Blakey in the English countryside, proclaiming simply his story of love, self-destruction and redemption. Watch here