James Blake admits Frank Ocean is an ‘anomaly’

ICONINSIDER — James Blake considers Frank Ocean to be “an anomaly”.
The 28-year-old singer-songwriter has previously collaborated with Frank and has admitted to learning a lot from working with the American star – but he doesn’t claim to understand all of Frank’s character quirks.
He shared: “He’s such an idiosyncratic. He’s so instantly recognisable. It’s not just his voice it’s turn of phrase. That’s just something remarkable that I have learned a lot from.”
And asked how they connect on an emotional level, James said: “We’re quite different in a lot of ways. But the songs that I’ve had input to on his record, I don’t really know in what part of the middle we met.
“He’s an anomaly, it’s quite hard to describe that relationship, so I’m not gonna try. ”
James has also recently collaborated with rap star Kendrick Lamar on his track ‘ELEMENT’ and he explained how their partnership came about.
He told The FADER magazine: “We’d been in touch various times and he’d come to the studio and listen to stuff and we got on and I sent him some music while I was on the road when I was in Mexico. I got an email and he said, ‘Can you turn something in tonight?’
“I sent him a thing that I’d done and he took the chords and that became a part of ‘ELEMENT’.
“I think that that was not the most organic way, sending music to someone by internet and it ends up in a tune, but I just knew that I could trust them with my music because they have a flawless record of production, that unit that Kendrick works with.”

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