Jamie xx

“Far Nearer”



The xx’s debut album was one of our favorites of 2009 due to the gorgeous harmonies of singers Romy Croft and Oliver Sim and the amazing production of beatmaker Jamie Smith.  Now Jamie finally returns with the finished version of his solo debut single “Far Nearer” and the timing couldn’t be any better.  While his minimalist style remains, the song takes on a sunny vibe as steel drums play over clattering drums and a pitched sample of Janet Jackson’s “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” sings “I feel better when I have you near me.”  And one thing’s for sure: we’ll keep this song near in the coming months, soundtracking countless barbecues and swim parties from now until Labor Day.