James Blake's tribute to the 90s in 'Thrown Around'

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James Blake's tribute to the 90s in 'Thrown Around'

James Blake begins a new stage in his career back to record independence, and he does so by releasing a new single, a song that Blake has been promoting for days on TikTok and other social networks in different ways. 'Thrown Around' arrives just half a year after the release of 'Playing Robots in Heaven', James Blake's latest album. And the sound direction could not be more different from that work.

'Thrown Around' is a tribute to the music Blake listened to in the early years of his life. Specifically, to the electronic music of the nineties. And, more specifically, to that electronics that had the seal of the United Kingdom. On 'Thrown Around', Blake delivers a production that can be located somewhere between the big beat of Fatboy Slim and the melodic electronics of Moby.

In the words of James Blake, 'Thrown Around' is a “defiant song” that questions humans' relationship with work. “We spend hours dedicated to work and we have no sense of community, we are only interested in success,” the artist has written. With 'Thrown Around', Blake wishes to “bring people together” and “connect them through disobedience.”

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