James Blake teams up with Natalie Portman

James Blake releases new video for his song "My Willing Heart"

James Blake has released a video with Natalie Portman. The clip, which Stars a heavily-pregnant Natalie Portman, for the single ‘My Willing Heart’ was directed by Anna Rose Holmer and filmed in Los Angeles. Centring around Portman in and out of water, the visuals shift the emphasis of the track’s lyrics from lovelorn romanticism to maternal anticipation with subtle monochrome images, blended together with soft-focus textures.

Released with little to no prior warning, The Colour In Anything featured diverse contributions from Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, Rick Rubin and Quentin Blake (whose illustrations formed the album’s instantly-iconic artwork). In support of the record, James headlined London’s Field Day, Green Man Festival, Glastonbury’s West Holts stage and played a succession of shows on both sides of the Atlantic (including London’s Village Underground, Brixton Academy and Hammersmith Apollo). His vocal and production presence is present on 2016 records from Beyonce’s Grammy-winning Lemonade to Frank Ocean’s Endless and Blond LPs.

James Blake tour dates:

14th May: FORM Festival Arizona

11th June: Northside Festival Aarhus

14th June: Visarno Arena Florence (w/ Radiohead)

16th June: I-Days Festival Milan (w/ Radiohead)

18th June: Best Kept Secret Festival Hilvarbeek

28th June: Open’er Festival Gydnia

30th June: Rock Werchter Festival Werchter