album mini review

Music: The xx-Brave for You

 

So The xx dropped their new album ‘I See You’  today and I’ve already listened to it a few times. ‘Brave for You’ is my song at the moment. It’s a classic xx song filled with nostalgia and that beautiful haunting guitar solo(s) I love so much. Madley will forever hold a soft spot in my heart because her voice is amazing, yet so simple. This song, for me, is hauntingly accurate. It’s just one of those songs. The words just make me melt:

In all I know
In all I’ve done
I take you along
Though you’re not here
I can feel you there
I take you along

And when I’m scared
I imagine you’re there
Telling me to be brave

Just… yesssss. If I sit here and reallly nit pick this song, it could be a softer, more laid back version of Bruno Mars’ ‘Grenade’ song the way she says she’ll do anything for this man:

So I will be brave for you
Stand on a stage for you
Do the things that I’m afraid to do
I know you want me to
I will be brave

I will be brave
Do the things that I’m afraid to do
I know you want me to

Either way, I prefer this one, I’m not the biggest Bruno fan, but his newest album is probably his best ever. Shit is smooooooth.

Anyhow, there’s a new direction on this album with most of the songs being worked into a Jamie xx sound somewhat along the lines of ‘In Colour’ and I am not mad at that at all. I love the addition of heavier drums and more experimental instruments and sounds. They are one of my favorite bands and their music speaks volumes even if they don’t have extreme high notes or boisterous voices. Check out the new album on Spotify or anywhere you can find it.

P.S. ‘Lips’ is the shit.