James Blake, “40455’’

Photo by Ysa Pérez

“What do you think of that guys?” James Blake asked his friends after sharing a new song (the as-tenderized-as-ever ballad “40455’’) as part of his Radio 1 “residency” tonight.

To which someone said, “It’s okay. Pretty slow isn’t it?”

“Like depressing?”

“I don’t know why… Should we listen to something a little bit quicker?”

Maybe; in the meantime, here’s “40455” and an interview about club culture from last year: