“The Wilhelm Scream” (Video)

    Off the clock and on your home computer? Good. You’re going to need to turn the lights off, get some red wine, and try not to get too emotional watching this simple but effective video for James Blake’s “The Wilhelm Scream.” While the live version of this track held a bit of a groove, hearing it in this setting is nothing if not heartbreaking. It’s just Blake, his electronics, and some fuzzy camera effects. And like his music, the camera only focuses on Blake’s frame for a second or two before jumping around and becoming blurred again. It’s an apt visual representation of “The Wilhelm Scream,” one of his self-titled debut’s most emotional cuts.


    James Blake is due out Feb. 7.