Today is just a perfect day to listen to ‘The XX’ where I’m at ease despite my mood swings.
As you all might not know I like music that has good rhythm, beats, and melody, I never really care with the lyrics actually. I’m fond of indie rather than the mainstream artists. Most of the people I know, their type of music are the one’s they can relate into like rap, pop, rock, OPM, love songs and such, they’re quite specific with the meaning of a song also with the artists. Which I’m totally the opposite I had a rather unusual classification of music.
That is why I’m fond of ‘The XX’ which most people don’t know about. Their genre is pretty much like a radio friendly minimalist music with upbeat sounds. All their songs can hit you right in the feels not only because of the lyrics but also the moody beat. It’s like the music you can listen to whether on rainy days or while on road trips. The first two albums of The XX are cohesive with each other like a long continuous of minimal sound but the third one gives the right new turn for the band as it has so much elements going on and very pop-py music.
Speaking of, anyone here has ever listen to their new album “I See You” ? It was released early this year January 2017 The album gave me an inspiration to somehow be hopeful, it had cheered me up since then. I’d never forget the times I was crying like a baby in the middle of the night while listening to the whole album, it’s just soooooo good!
I had been a fan since 2011, I’ve loved all their songs it was my jam on those days where I used to party. I was totally moved with their first self titled album “XX” then came “Co-exist”, I could literally die in bed listening. I’ve so much favorite music artists but I have to be honest ‘The XX’ will top everything, I don’t think I dislike any of their songs..
I was asked before, who are these people and the immediate answer I could tell them is they’re British indie pop band which later I’ve realized… The XX is underrated (but in a good way) and that I have no specific explanation on how I will describe them to people who have never heard of The XX. Simply because you have no proper description on certain things because there were no words to describe them but greatness..
When I first listened to one of their songs which is “Intro” it has no lyrics just plain beats, nothing really special. It never really got me until I listened to it twice, and that was one of those lightning moment where it hit me like ‘fuck, where have I been in my life?’ Fast forward to now, I still absolutely love them! They’ve made a huge impact in my life which no one could ever understand how. As I’ve said, no words can define how great they are!
Back in 2012 I’ve missed their concert in Manila, I felt horrible the time they came that I never knew, also I was a struggling student back then. Now, they’re coming next year February 2018 I wouldn’t want to let it slip away, not this time! I’ve bought a ticket as early as last month, a birthday gift to myself.
I’m super excited for next year, I wish its 2018 already, lol
What I’m looking forward to the concert is just to enjoy each moment, feel the beat, and really sing my hearts out. Watching them live would totally be the best thing will ever happen in my life. I’ve seen few concerts but The XX will definitely change the game. Ugh!, I’m honestly excited!
LIVE in Manila
February 7, 2018
At World Trade Center
Anyone who’s watching too? See you there!
Here are my favorite. The XX songs..
Intro, VCR, Crystalised, Islands, Heart Skipped a Beat, Fantasy, Basic Space, Infinity, Stars, Angels, Chained, Fiction, Reunion, Sunset, Missing, Swept Away, Seasons Run, Naive, Replica, On Hold, Performance, I Dare You, A Violent Noise, Brave For You, Performance, Test Me, Dangerous, Say Something Loving, and Blood Red Moon (Demo)
KEEP SMILING 🙂 XX