Put That Away and Talk to Me

Album: The Colour In Anything (2016)


  • This song finds a despairing James Blake singing of hitting a wall and resorting to drugs while writing his third studio album.

    I'm in a waiting after every inhalation
    They're keeping me full today
    Where is my beautiful life?

    In January 2015, midway through writing The Colour In Anything, James Blake hit a creative block. Every night he went to sleep below his home studio in south London, worrying about the record. To relieve the pressure, he smoked too much weed. "I hit a real low," Blake told The Guardian. "I started feeling like I was banging against the wall. It's a miracle that my current girlfriend walked in at that point."


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