James Blake has announced his new album, Friends That Break Your Heart. With it he’s released the video for the first single “Say What You Will” and some U.S.-based tour dates to go along with it.
Blake says that the song is about finding peace with who you are and where you’re at, no matter how well other people seem to be doing. “Comparison really is the thief of joy,” he said in a statement for his new release. The energy on this track has been described as an ‘upbeat acoustic number’.
Finneas takes a backseat to all his friends, SZA and JID on “Break Your Heart” and Monica Martin during the chorus of their first single. In addition, SwaVay graces listeners with some scintillating bars in one of the album’s standout tracks: “Bad.”
Friends That Break Your Heart arrives September 10th and marks Blake’s first full-length album since Assume Form in 2018. He dropped his Covers EP, including a surprise hit rendition of “Godspeed” by Frank Ocean in December 2020.
So happy to finally tell you my 5th studio album, Friends That Break Your Heart, is out September 10th featuring Say What You Will, out now.— James Blake (@jamesblake) July 22, 2021
Listen to Say What You Will: https://t.co/hMI585FXId
Pre-order Friends That Break Your Heart: https://t.co/bFy4ZC0Rho pic.twitter.com/OLunQfOuzc
James Blake tour 2021 Dates
Blake’s new album tour will kick off on September 16th and 17th at The Observatory in San Diego. His month-long, U.S.-spanning trek concludes with two nights of shows October 16th and 17th at Atlanta’s Tabernacle
Friends That Break Your Heart Tracklist
- Famous Last Words
- Life Is Not The Same
- Coming Back (feat. SZA)
- Frozen (feat. JID & SwaVay)
- I’m So Blessed You’re Mine
- Foot Forward
- Show Me (feat. Monica Martin)
- Say What You Will
- Lost Angel Nights
- Friends That Break Your Heart
- If I’m Insecure
How Much Are James Blake Tour Tickets?
Ticket prices vary depending on the venue and whether you are purchasing them for a date that’s still some time away, or nearer to the event. For example, you may find tickets listed at $120 on Stubhub as of this reply. But that same evening setting yourself up with a UK resale ticket might offer tickets for only $65 USD – resulting in savings of close to 18%.
James Blake Ticket Prices
|City||Venue||Average Ticket Price|
|Los Angeles||Hollywood Palladium||$77|
|Austin||Austin City Limits Music Festival||$189|
|New York||Radio City Music Hall||$74|
How to get James Blake Tour T-shirt?
Searching on Amazon yields several results, but the one I like is by Premier Designs. They are selling them for $8.67 when they’re supposed to be around $24.97 originally. And if you have Prime, your shipping will be free too. Most reviews of this seller seem to mention that their shirts smell like smoke so that might be something to consider before buying it because who knows what other gross things could happen with the shirt we can’t see and what else they’ve smoked inside of it or touched it with? One person said he used Lysol wipes and a vinegar-water mixture on top of the Lysol wipes.