“A Case Of You” from the recent Enough Thunder EP
By Fred Mills
While it’s possible, though not particularly likely, that UK singer-songwriter James Blake will figure in this year’s Top 50 Albums roundup – his Mercury Prize-nominated self-titled debut has its moments, but overall feels lightweight – we have to admit that his cover of Joni Mitchell’s “A Case Of You” has a lingering charm that’s hard to ignore. It appears on the recent EP Enough Thunder (which also includes Blake’s collaboration with Bon Iver, “Falls Creek Boys Choir”).
This week Blake released a video for the song, and as directed by Seb Edwards and comprising a series of lingering shots of Rebecca Hall, it also has a haunting quality that will get under your skin. Watch it, below.