James Blake covers Joni Mitchell’s “A Case Of You” | New Music


Uber-talented experimental British producer/musician James Blake recently joined BBC 1’s Zane Lowe at the legendary BBC Maida Vale Studios to offer this breathtaking rendition of legendary Canadian singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell‘s classic song ‘A Case of You’ from the 1971 album Blue.

Listen to James Blake tap into his folk music influences below.

James Blake – “A Case Of You” (Joni Mitchell cover version):

Preceding the cover performance for Zane Lowe’s radio show, Blake attested to The Scotsman earlier in the week that one of the influences in making his debut self-titled album was Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’ album, saying, “Joni Mitchell’s album Blue totally destroyed me and then built me back up again.

“Second year at uni, I listened to it every day for six months. Every diary entry would have read, ‘Got up, made toast, put on Blue.’ But it was music that always stayed in my room – I never listened to it outside. Actually, come to think of it, I never went outside much that year.”

Listen to Zane Lowe’s entire show here which also had an exclusive first radio play of The Strokes‘ brand new single ‘Under Cover of Darkness’.

Download: James Blake – A Case Of You (Joni Mitchell Cover)

James Blake’s debut album is out now on iTunes. I implore you to buy it.