The xx - 'Open Eyes' (demo)

A sadcore vocal bouquet over shadowy guitar

Tom Oxley
Pic: Tom Oxley
A skeletal, dour triumph from the sessions for The xx’s long-awaited new album. Coming off like a cousin of ‘Shelter’, here we find Romy Madley Croft providing a sadcore vocal bouquet over shadowy guitar, forsaking their old Chris Isaak vibe for entrancing, Chet Baker-indebted melancholy.

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