The tennis player, 32, tied the knot with publicist Emily Snider Friday night in Del Mar, Calif., the couple confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.The couple of four years had their 5-month-old daughter Riley Elizabeth (Riley is also Blake’s middle name) head down the aisle with the bride’s mother, Kathy Snider.Blake was called in to help write and produce a couple of tracks (Forward and Pray You Catch Me). The loosening up that led him to collaborate with Beyoncé — and which will take him back to LA later next month to produce “a couple of renowned rappers” whose identities he politely requests I don’t reveal — is also part of a personal reboot.
Blake’s hypnotic sound is all glitchy beats, skeletal electronics, rippling piano parts and often distorted vocals.
He won the Mercury Prize in 2013 for his second album, Overgrown, and ever since has been fêted by the best and brightest of the global music scene — from Kanye West to Bon Iver, Madonna and Beyoncé, whom he worked with on her latest album, Lemonade.
On stage at the packed, not-quite-hushed environs of the Hollywood Palladium, James Blake is having a word.
“I don’t know if you know this,” the 28-year-old says to the crowd of 3,700, embarking on a very English chiding, “but we can really hear all of your conversations.
” I sent him a thing that I’d done and he took the chords and that became a part of “ELEMENT.”” On Ocean: “He’s such an idiosyncratic. But the songs that I’ve had input to on his record, I don’t really know in what part of the middle we met.