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Riff: The xx – “Chained”

Aug 7, 2012

We used to be closer than this/Is it something you miss

from Chained lyrics by The xx

One of few uptempo flutters on this slow heartbeat of a second LP, producer Jamie Smith turns up the tension with a clattering rhythm section, bassist Oliver Sim bouncing right along as it morphs into a swivel-hipped anthem, while – wait for it – Romy Madley-Croft hits with a stinging R&B punch.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' resident Content Guru. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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