Song o’the Week #19

VCR by the xx.

‘Listen to the xx!’ London friends have been exhorting for months.

I did…  but the music made no sense.  And then suddenly, while chilling at an urban pool party during the last stormy dregs of summer, it all clicked into place.  The sparse electrobeats, the subdued tunes, the simple, pared-down vocals, all coalescing around a quiet core of emotion.

Only an urbanised, modern, self-aware metropolis like London could produce that sort of sound.  And I was suddenly homesick for that ridiculous, alienating, all-encompassing, frenetic, gorgeous, frustrating city and all its sights – grand and ordinary, cosy and inhospitable, breath-taking, dirty, urban and interstitial.

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2 Comments to “Song o’the Week #19”

  1. ha ha. “Told ya!” 🙂

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