St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Singapore — James Blake
James freaking Blake.
What more can I say. The man’s voice is like cream. So smooth, full, rich, and versatile too.
It was the only set that I was most, if not completely, attentive to. He gained full control of the audience’s consciousness from the very start. We were hypnotised for the most part of his performance.
It was surreal to hear that extraordinary voice live and raw before our very eyes. He definitely drew us in from the first vocal note.
We were mesmerised by his sonic experiments with the loop, voice manipulator and the electronic drum beats.
We were pleasantly surprised when he “dropped that bass” and transformed the field before him into a dancefloor when he splashed out his mixes.
Palpable hints of drum and bass and house music were in the air and it was so irresistible to dance to.
We were completely lost in that space for a good 20 minutes before being shaken out softly by his raw voice again.
Beautiful. It was just beautiful.