"I don't really know how to describe how that didn't work out. I wanted Kanye to be on the song Timeless, but the verse didn't materialise. I think a huge swath of things happened in his life, and I just stayed out of it. Eventually, the mood of the album changed, and in the end I don't think it would have fit. But I didn't say I was working with Kanye just so people would get interested - I really wanted him to be on it." James Blake wishes he could have landed Kanye West on his new album's title track.