James Blake performs Radio Silence on Later... with Jools Holland, BBC Two (31 May 2016)
"What's wrong with his voice?"
Ask Woodkid (and all the other singers who crafted "weird" voices in the recording studio but couldn't reproduce the effect live)...
his voice sounds like shit
purer version. that simple
That trap part just kills this song imo
agustin oviedo it might be trap-"influenced" but it's definitely not trap
i was talking about the part that drops after the 3:20 mark. if that doesnt sound like trap influenced to you maybe you should get your ears checked...
I see where he's coming from, but yeah, he's dead wrong
What a dipshit, digital hi hats do not equal to trap.
maskei I think he means those quick hi-hats around 2:00
fuck. This guy. I swear he's gonna be remembered. So talent, so unique.
Love this for a sad song ūü§óūü§ó.
This song reminds me of my former relationship, its as if he's written for me! Beautiful!
a lot of the comments are saying he struggled but I only noticed maybe 2 hiccups, the rest is just it sounding different to the album track or an artistic change in the voice he sings with which is the case 99% of the time with live performances
he held all the right notes and held so much emotion in his voice at the same time
I'll say it again, incredible performance
It very difficult to perform this song live. so he did his best ! I love you no matter what James.
I can't believe that she don't want to see me,
We lived and loved with each other so long.
"Bill Whiters - Hope She'll Be Happier"
does he uses any kind of falsetto?
all the time!
i love this song
This man can do no wrong!
sounds like a James Mcmorrow rip off really.
The lyrics are from one of Bill Withers' Greats- Hope she'll be happier with him. Check out his live performance of them in Zaire 1972
Henri Pascal nailed it brotha, its the best version
This is music for sexually abused boarding school boys
I can't believe that you don't wanna see me
Please put more uk tour dates please please
"Just please... more time." WOW
Shoutout to Jon Risinger on the drums.
nice meme m8e
Anyone know the name of the other keyboardist?
Duncan Toms Rob McAndrews
Modern Soul is my favourite on the album
honestly i wasnt 100% sure first time listening. but after a few listens i thought "why not play with the vocal lines?" i got the impression he was singing from both perspectives & wanted the vocals to show that. anyone that's heard all 3 of his albums can tell his voice has improved heaps so more power to him for trying new things :)
world keeps turning - bill Withers. - is it just coincidence?
NOOOOOOOOOOOO I can't stand seeing James Blake so sad
me too :(
What a talent James Blake is
I liked it, but a shame the cleaner started hoovering at 2.23
his voice sound like a fart
i love this, almost made me fall asleep
what happened James? This isn't like you.
James Blake is so good that when he doesn't sound 100% everyone blames the BBC ūüėāūüėā amazing, sort it out BBC, he's a legend
This Song is so awesome. This "i cant believe that you don't want to See me" Sounds like he wanted it to Sound different like that
an inspiration !
awsome bit of music.....!!!!!
LOVE YOU JAMES!
Someone give that man some reverb!
In my opinion his vocals here are incredible as always
james is that you?
something does not feel right about this performance. it's one of the best tracks on album, but he's too quiet here idk...
yea after a few listens i think it mostly is the mixing, the vocals are quite soft wich isnt doing any good too the song as they are the strongest aspect of the song.
hm. i can understand its a new song, but there are quite some mistakes here. Also the mixing isn't exactly right is it ? vocals seem to drown a bit in the beginning by the piano. It all gets really good after the first chorus tho, so shit happens but they nailed it !
yea, i know ? sorry im a bit confused by what you mean. With the drowning vocals i was talking about 1:15
Um, when the piano and drums kick in he stops singing and that vocal part is the loop recorded at the start?
I'm totally mesmerised by this song, his vocals are on point (can you even imagine how hard it is to keep to all these pitches in one single track while performing LIVE?), the music petrifies every cell of my body, that's the end of me. Thank you, James. Pure magic here.
Don't understand why people are saying his vocals are struggling at all? His voice is just a bit softer and quieter compared to the instrumental in this, a great live performance from James if you ask me.
I KNOW. I was wondering the same thing.. I listened to the song and scrolled down to see the comments in which I expected more positve regarding his voice and was surprised to see that people felt it was "odd"
he should have perform the track with Bon Iver
What's wrong with his voice??
Hm, it's my favorite song on the album but he sings it a little odd imo.
This and Waves know shores
I LOVE his new record. But I think he struggled a bit in this live performance
I like this more, but maybe the fact that I see it adds something. I wouldn't call myself a fan of the album though. His debut is my favourite; this is my least favourite.
Added value compared to album is not that big, I'm a bit disappointed... :(
The start sounds like the theme to Animal Hospital ūüėā
Muy bueno! Su sonido es nuevo y refrescante.
His voice sounds oddly different o_O
I agree with you. I also think that he's probably still trying to find the best way to perform it live.
the two vocal styles he switches between might need different mic set-ups to sound as they do on the album in a live setting?
Maybe, can be 'cause it is a new album and he didn't do so many performances of the song. It takes some time to get it wright, I think. I'm just amazed how many layers his songs have and how he can bring them to a Live performance, with so many loops, vocals and even "noises". Just Incredible. =D
Yeah, it's something different, isn't it. But that's live. I loved the performance though
I was expecting his deeper voice in the "I cant believe..." parts (like it is in the album) but the thinner and more high tone totally threw me off.
i wonder if there is any chance James will suddenly perform in any of post-soviet countries?
Marek G how isn't?
+Marek G yes it is
Poland is not a post-soviet country. But yeah he's good
he's performing at Pohoda Festival (Slovakia) this summer!
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Heard this last night as I was flicking channels. Epic tune, bassline and piano are spine tingling. Just bought the album :)
Beyond beautiful. What soul sounds like in 2016