Goldsmiths graduate James Blake wins Novello award

James Blake

Pic: Thomas Hawk

Goldsmiths graduate, James Blake, was honoured at the Ivor Novello awards last week.
The 25-year-old Londoner won Best Contemporary Song for the track Retrograde  off  his second album Overgrown.

His award follows previous success at the Mercury Music Prize last October and  follows a Grammy in January for Best New Artist.

Blake is part of a new generation of young British songwriters.

He said: “Until my second album, I didn’t think I was a songwriter… thank you for inviting me into that special group.”

Blake graduated in 2010 with a degree in Popular Music.

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