#recommendation - The xx - Naive ---- 'Naive' is built from the stutter-effect sample utilised in Drake's 'Doing It Wrong' and a sample derived from 'The Wrong Thing to Do' by Don McLean. An #outtake from the trio's 'I See You' sessions, 'Naive' is a showcase in the dexterous use of layering that the #band have perfected thus far.
The chipmunk-squeak of a Drake sample, lush #guitar strokes and #bass chords are melded together mellifluously. Layered with a warm rush of a #summer soundscape, Sim and Croft exchange heartfelt lines about growing despondent in a relationship, their signature vocal interplay augmented by Jamie's sparse #production. A necessary outtake for The xx loyalists. #newmusic