James Blake Remixes Beyonce's 'Drunk In Love': Listen
James Blake stopped by BBC Radio 1 on Thursday night (Jan. 16) to play some new music over a two-hour segment, and one of those sonic treats was a spooky re-imagining of Beyonce's Top 20 hit "Drunk In Love." Listen below (via Pitchfork):
The remix, which extends the winding chant from the first 10 seconds of the original and turns Beyonce's sultry voice into an unrecognizable yelp, was recorded and released under Blake's alter-ego, Harmonimix. Blake also shared a new track during the radio residency, titled "40455."
In addition to releasing two acclaimed studio albums, Blake has previously issued remixes of songs like Destiny's Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills" and Drake's "Come Thru." Blake is nominated for best new artist at this year's GRAMMY Awards, after his second album, "Overgrown," earned the U.K. Mercury Prize.
On this week's Hot 100 chart, "Drunk In Love" drops one spot to No. 16 on the Hot 100 chart, after having previously debuted and peaked at No. 12. "Beyonce," the singer's fifth studio album, holds at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.