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Listen to James Blake Cover “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”


James Blake has released yet another cover. This time, it’s of “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”—the Ewan MacColl-penned song made famous by Roberta Flack. Hear Blake’s take on the classic track below, and watch a performance of the song via The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon below.

This year alone, Blake has covered Frank Ocean’s “Godspeed,” Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You,” and more. Last month he released his Before EP. Blake’s most recent studio album Assume Form arrived last year.

Read about Roberta Flack’s 1969 song “Ballad of the Sad Young Men” in Pitchfork’s list “50 Songs That Define the Last 50 Years of LGBTQ+ Pride.”



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