AceShowbiz - James Blake will be releasing his new album "Assume Form" soon. Hyping up the release, the English singer-songwriter treated fans to two songs off the album on Thursday, January 17. One of the new songs is a collaboration with Travis Scott (II) and Metro Boomin entitled "Mile High".
Just like what the song title has suggested, the track features the three collaborators delivering verses about living it up in the skies as they jet off to different location. "We just be mile high clubbing/ I'm on a thousand miles running," Travis celebrates on the chorus, backed by dissected trap beat. James then joins in with his own lyrics, "Don't wanna see me by yourself, by yourself."
"Mile High" marks the third time James collaborates with Travis. The former previously provided backup vocals on Travis' "the ends" and was featured on his 2018 song "Stop Trying to Be God". On the other hand, this is the first time James and Metro collaborates, though the latter provides production on another song off the album, "Tell Them".
While "Mile High" is all about having sex on an airplane, the other new song, "Lullaby for My Insomniac", finds James warming fans' heart with his shooting voice accompanying the soft piano melodies. "Sleep happens to you/ It's not a failure if you can't/ In any case, you will at some point/ Fall," he sings on the closing track.
"Assume Form" is set to hit the stores on Friday, January 18. The effort has been described as a pop album and significantly more upbeat than his previous records. Its lyrics mainly allude to James' relationship with his girlfriend Jameela Jamil and their life in Los Angeles. Besides Travis and Metro, the critically-acclaimed album features collaborations with the likes of Andre 3000 (Andre Benjamin) and Moses Sumney.