HEAR: Jamie Smith (XX) – Far Nearer

Jamie Smith/The XX
  • 22 Feb 11

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A FEEL BUEEDA BUEEDA, YOU FEEL BUEEDA BUEEDA HAAAAA BEE BUEEDA BUEEDA  HAAAAPPY RAILWAY.

That’s the chorus from Jamie Smith’s (out of The XX, no less) first solo single, one I wrote about when some douchebag insisted he call himself Jamie XX. As for the now 8 minute long track, it’s still a shuffling breeze of steel-drums, clickedy-clacky beats and that post-dubstep (yep, we’re already past dubstep now) atmosphere which is clogging up all your favourite blog’s arteries like a congealed block of musical lard.

Man, what a happy railway.

Alec