James Blake played a mesmerising set at Glastonbury 2011's Park Stage this evening (Saturday 25 June).
Warming up for stage headliners Wild Beasts, his set was both delayed and truncated due to overcrowding during Pulp‘s surprise set just before, with the singer saying “Sorry that took so long.”
A brooding version of ‘I Never Learnt To Share’ soon followed, with Blake, backed by a drummer and guitarist, using vocal effects to loop and twist his singing as usual.
He added that it was “amazing to be playing as the sun goes down”. Blake showcased his recent remix of Kelis’ ‘Caught Out There’, before playing his acclaimed cover of Feist’s ‘Limit To Your Love’, with the crowd cheering in recognition after just one note. Blake and his band furnished it with an extended, fast-paced outro that got the audience dancing.
He ended with ‘The Wilhelm Scream’, having explained to the crowd that his set had been cut short ‘due to the amazing thing that happened before us.’