Install Theme

James Blake dropped a new track last week, and Retrograde is quiet, elliptical, lovely. But all I want to do is listen to Kwabs' cover of Blake's 'The Wilhelm Scream’. It’s an altogether different song from the original. Without the underwater bloops and rupturing effects, those church-chords return me to a familiar melody that Blake only ever hints at. And maybe its those allusions to the familiar that I want; lately I’ve even been toying with the idea of going to church. But between Kwabs’ depths and Laura Mvula's everything, I think I'll stay home and spare myself the fake-smiling. At this new loose-lipped juncture of my life I'm not sure I could be trusted to respond with due temperance were some nice, sparrow-eyed Pentecostal to ask me “How is your walk with God?”

  1. fallintoyourarmstonight reblogged this from derica and added:
    Kwabs’ cover of Blake’s ‘The Wilhelm Scream’.
  2. maxinefeliceshaw reblogged this from maxinefeliceshaw
  3. uptownandout reblogged this from derica
  4. brightribbongrass reblogged this from derica and added:
    *** When I first heard the song my brain innards expanded a little.
  5. fuckyeahbuckets reblogged this from derica and added:
    Ahhhhhh this song. So perfect whoever sings it.
  6. myheavybreathing reblogged this from maxinefeliceshaw
  7. clarityandchaos reblogged this from derica and added:
    This is a stunning version of a great song.
  8. bambi--eyed reblogged this from ohgeography and added:
    THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN JAMES BLAKE
  9. ohgeography reblogged this from derica
  10. derica posted this