James Blake is back with new music—and a new album coming in September.
On Thursday, he shared a new song called "Say What You Will," which is accompanied by a humorous video co-starring Finneas O'Connell, the musician-producer and Billie Eilish's older brother. It's a preview of Blake's new record Friends That Break Your Heart, which is coming Sept. 10 via Republic Records.
But we need to talk about the album cover, seen below. Because if like me, patterns of small clustered holes make you feel anxious (aka you suffer from trypophobia), the album cover for Blake's new album will give you all kinds of jitters. Why did you do that, James? I thought we were friends. Now who's breaking his friends' heart??
“The song is about finding peace with who you are and where you’re at regardless of how well other people seem to be doing,” says Blake of the new song. “Comparison really is the thief of joy.”
Anyway, watch the video. The song is very good. But you should ignore the album cover.