During his final show of his Radio 1 residency, James Blake announced the name of his upcoming third album: Radio Silence. How fitting.
The album will be the follow up to 2013's Overgrown, which beat David Bowie to the Mercury Prize that year. Blake hasn't been completely quiet in the interim however, as December saw the release of his 200 Press EP.
The forthcoming album is said to include collaborations with Justin Vernon, who worked with Blake on the 2011 track 'Fall Creek Boys Choir', and also Kanye West. Given Vernon's numerous appearances on Kanye's recent albums, perhaps he introduced the two. I like to think so anyway.
No singles, release date or artwork have yet been announced unfortunately, but for now, you can revisit the gorgeous 'Retrograde' below.