James Blake Drops Three New Songs, New Album Coming Tonight : All Songs Considered The electronic artist, producer and soulful crooner James Blake will release his long-awaited album, The Colour In Anything at 7 p.m. ET tonight.
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James Blake Drops Three New Songs, New Album Coming Tonight

James Blake performs live during Berlin Festival Day 2 at the Arena Treptow on May 30, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Frank Hoensch/Redferns via Getty Images hide caption

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Illustrator Quentin Blake, known for his work with author Roald Dahl, did the cover art for James Blake's new album, The Colour In Anything. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The electronic musician, producer and soulful crooner James Blake will release his long-awaited album, The Colour In Anything at 7 p.m. ET tonight. In announcing the imminent album, Blake has released three of the album's 18 tracks, including a collaboration he recorded with Bon Iver called "I Need A Forest Fire," the lovely and spare "Radio Silence" and "My Willing Heart." You can hear all three new songs below.

Blake premiered "I Need A Forest Fire" and "Radio Silence" on the BBC's Radio 1 earlier today. Both songs, plus "My Willing Heart," appeared later on YouTube and Spotify.

The Colour In Anything is Blake's first full-length since the incredible Overgrown, which won the Mercury Prize in 2013. You can watch Blake perform songs from that album in a full concert NPR Music recorded at the 9:30 Club just after Overgrown was released.

Radio Silence

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My Willing Heart

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I Need A Forest Fire

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