Things are really going great for musician James Blake of late, with his sudden burst into global superstardom, thanks to winning the Mercury music prize this year. James has become a household name and is moving forward with his second album Overgrown. He has now opened up about getting to play live in the US, admitting that he has become more comfortable on the stage.
Blake explained, "I grew up with American music and, therefore, to come to America and play my music feels culturally important. It makes sense that when I go to Atlanta — and I grew up listening to Outkast — it makes sense that I would want to go and play in that area.”
He added, “I’m getting more and more comfortable with (singing live). I look back to shows that we even did six months ago and say, ‘Oh, I could have done that better,’ and everyone wants to improve themselves. But I’m trying to make it natural and also take out all the things that might stop me from being able to be natural and good at the same time. So, cutting out a few things, like trying not to drink too much and stuff like that, but still trying to have fun."
James Blake has seen his career go from strength to strength over the past few months and years and it is expected that he will continue on this upward rise, gaining further recognition and accolades along the way.