A James Blake album is typically a bit harder to digest than your usual Friday release. His mumbling melodies along with the bleak, minimalistic, electronic production, to me, take a bit longer to fully enjoy and understand — not for a strict verbal standpoint, but from a mood and thematic view.
But with his new surprise project, The Colour In Anything, which lands at a hefty 17 tracks and over 76 minutes, it’s clear “I Need A Forest Fire” is one of the album’s standouts. Today, it’s gotten the visual treatment, depicting structures of Blake and Justin Vernon (a.k.a. the featuring Bon Iver), as a light revolves around the room showcasing the beauty of life, nature and its imminent demise.
Directed by “Matt Clark in collaboration with Chris Davenport,” you can watch the video above.