Watch: James Blake releases chilling rendition of Joy Division’s ‘Atmosphere’

A sparse, piano-based rendition of the 1980's post-punk hit

While out touring his latest album, Assume Form, James Blake has been including a chilling rendition of Joy Division’s “Atmosphere” on his set.

Blake’s cover of the 1980s post-punk track is a sparse, piano-based rendition that sees his gloomy, deep vocal lines taking the forefront. With a hollow, yet steady drumbeat, a slow, looming keyboard line, and an occasional breezy piano scale, this intimate, vulnerable, and emotive cover is sure to stick with you.

Watch James Blake perform “Atmosphere” below.