Blakey’s first offering demands attention: a crisp falsetto with sparse, widescreen production, Blakey proceeds to add incremental touches, layering the instrumental into something increasingly vibrant. It’s a mature sound that underlines Blakey’s prodigious talent as a producer – and makes a considered backdrop for a vocal that adeptly sits beside Bon Iver as much as it does to James Vincent McMorrow. Watch here
JONES, one of the UK’s finest young singer/songwriters, came across Blakey at their shared label’s home (37 Adventures); she heard the track and immediately wanted to jump on it, scheduling a session at Blakey’s East London studio.
Blakey looks to be one of the emerging names of the year. The official visual only serves to amplify his washed-out and unique appeal.