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Riff: James Blake – “I Never Learnt to Share”

Dec 31, 2012

My brother and my sister don’t speak to me/But I don’t blame them, but I don’t blame them

from I Never Learnt to Share lyrics by James Blake

Equal parts blue-eyed soul, electronic minimalism and whatever the hell “post-dubstep” means, “Share” is enigmatically simple in verse, yet you can’t help but empathize with him over his estranged siblings. Which is likely a metaphor, anyway. Startlingly elegant, especially for electronic music.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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