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It’s less than a day that James Blake released the official music video for his track Overgrown from his sophomore album, and it has already gone viral. Directed by the filmmaking mastermind Nabil Elderkin, this video is a fantastical sequence of dark and dreamy images. Through the deep forest, cloaked and ominous spirits chase James Blake in and out of a moon lighted landscape to the ocean’s edge. And the end comes with two interpretations; is James Blake possessed by the spirits or is this a surreal nightmare and the spirits just vanish? Simply, a flawless visual, one of the best accompanying videos that one can imagine for this emotionally driven down-tempo track.

I don’t wanna be a star
But a stone on the shore
Long door, frame the wall
When everything’s overgrown

James Blake is an English electronic music producer and singer-songwriter from London. He began his final year at Goldsmiths in September 2009 studying popular music while recording songs in his bedroom. Blake released his debut EP The Bells Sketch in 2010 through Hessle Audio, followed soon after by CMYK and Klavierwerke on the same year, both on R&S Records. In 2011 his debut album was released, an album for which Blake was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize 2011. His second album, Overgrown, was released this week with both Brian Eno and RZA being guest featured.

Nabil Elderkin is a director/photographer raised in Australia, currently living in Los Angeles. He has created visuals on a variety of media platforms from advertising campaigns to magazine editorials, artist branding, books, music videos and film, while he is really popular for his music videos for artists like, Antony & The Johnsons, The Foals, Kanye West and The Weeknd among others.

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