Skip to main content

James Blake's stripped down cover of Frank Ocean's "Godspeed" has finally hit the virtual shelves. The haunting cover had—well, haunted his fans for over three years after he debuted it live at FORM Arcosanti in May 2015.

While the piano ballad isn't exactly EDM, the spellbinding cover comes from one of the most prolific, groundbreaking electronic music producers of today. Blake's electro-soul sound has catapulted him to become one of the most highly coveted collaborators in contemporary music, thanks in part to awe-inspiring efforts like his aching twist on "Godspeed." He was actually involved in the recording of Ocean's original track, helping the fellow Grammy Award-winner arrange it before it appeared on Blonde.

Over three years and an unforeseen barrage of TikTok popularity later, Blake has now officially made his "Godspeed" cover available on music marketplaces. You can find it via your go-to streaming platform here.

Check out the official video below.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles


Zedd Reveals One-Time-Only "Clarity" Ten Year Anniversary Performance in San Francisco

At the special event, Zedd will play every track from his 2012 debut album.


Set Times and Special GRiZ Performance Announced for Movement 2022

The Detroit festival will feature performances from Jeff Mills, The Martinez Brothers, Carl Craig, Maya Jane Coles, Flying Lotus, Chris Lake, and more.




James Blake

Watch James Blake's Trippy Music Video for "Are You Even Real?"

Blake's animated video is a spellbinding ode to his aching sound.

James Blake

James Blake Surprises Fans With New EP and Announces Boiler Room DJ Set

This will be his first DJ set at the Boiler Room since 2013.


Starrah Taps Skrillex, James Blake, More for Debut Album: Listen

"The Longest Interlude" also features production from Boi-1da and Niles Rodgers, among other elite music producers.

James Blake

James Blake Reveals He Wrote a Secret Ambient Album

Let's hold out hope that James Blake's ambient debut sees the light of day.


San Holo Drops Three Free Remixes of Tracks by Frank Ocean, Sheck Wes, and Soulja Boy

Bright and atmospheric soundscapes surround three hip-hop and R&B mega-hits in San Holo's reworks.

james blake

The Beautifully Unpredictable Duality of James Blake

A candid interview with the prolific Blake, whose Grammy-nominated single "Before" proved that his approach to genre conventions is as madcap as it is fluid.

Frank Ocean Releases Boys Noize-Produced Single, "DHL"

Boys Noize worked on "DHL" with Frank Ocean in Berlin.

Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean Reveals His New Album is Inspired by Techno and House

Frank Ocean revealed he's inspired by some of dance music's oldest genres.