Published Nov 25, 2014This summer, post-dubstep dude James Blake shared a new song called "200 Press" and told BBC Radio 1 that it was titled as such because "only 200 are gonna be pressed up." Now, he's shared the details of that very limited edition.
The single will drop on December 8. It will be available digitally, on 12-inch vinyl, or across a double 7-inch. These will come out through Blake's 1-800-Dinosaur imprint. We're not sure exactly how the 200 copies will be divvied up between formats (or even if Blake is sticking to his original idea of making only 200).
The single comes with two extra tracks — one of which is said to be a "techno-y tune" [via Pitchfork/Dummy] — plus a poem by Blake called "Words That We Both Know." That poem originally saw the light of day way back in 2011, when he made a mix for the BBC.
Below, hear a preview edit of "200 Press," plus the previously unveiled "Words That We Both Know."
Meanwhile, Blake has been working on a new album. He recently told the Miami New Times that the next record is "70 percent done" and would be out "in about five months."
He added the album emphasizes songwriting, and said, "I have a lot of respect for [Kanye West], for what he has been releasing for years. We haven't done a great deal of work in the same room yet, but we've done a few things, kind of helped each other with our own music. In terms of the actual collaboration for this record, it looks like we should be able to get something done. I know that there's a specific song I would like him to be on, and if he can do that by the time my record comes out, that would be fantastic."
Blake plays Toronto this coming weekend on November 30. See his tour schedule here.