James Blake unveils “Confidence Boost” Remix Video f/ Trimbal, announces UK Tourdates

After a short hiatus, James Blake unveils the new video for his “Confidence Boost” remix and announces he will be headlining a number of live dates in the UK this December; hitting Bristol, London and Manchester .

Last year Blake debuted with his critically acclaimed self-titled album, released through Polydor and featuring the stunning tracks “The Wilhelm Scream” and “Limit To Your Love.”

Also known for his deconstructive production talents (by the name of Harmonimix), “Confidence Boost” is just as the title states, as former Roll Deep rapper Trimbal calls on the underdog to ‘Strike A Pose’ in the remix over Blake’s layered production.

It’s a static-y, gap-filled beat which features manipulated vocals, a thudding drum beat, stray soundbites and claps, tensely progressing into a droning electronic warble that dissipates to a close. Premiered today, the video sees Trimbal performing his rap with other individuals solemnly posing in the atmospheric visuals, directed by Rollo Jackson.

James Blake Live Dates, Dec. 2012

3rd: Bristol, England @ Thekla
4th: London, England @ Conway Hall
6th: Manchester, England @ Gorilla

Tickets for his December tour go on sale on September 26th, and for those of us who can’t wait until December, James will be djing at The Hydra in London on November 23rd as part of the R&S Records Showcase – tickets are available now on Resident Advisor.

Out now through R&S, “Confidence Boost” is available to buy via iTunes.