Riff: The xx – “Fiction”

Aug 2, 2012

I wake up alone/With only daylight between us

from Fiction lyrics by The xx

Tinkering plucks, shimmering guitars, roving melodies, and ominous keyboard bursts–“Fiction” may be Frankensteined together, but it’s seams are hardly visible, Oliver Sim’s fictitious love all the more powerful for being seamlessly unreal. That’s the beauty and the horror of it.

Riff by Matt Hartman

Matt Hartman is a Chicago-based staff writer for SongLyrics. Born and raised in the Carolinas, he recently finished a graduate degree in the humanities at the University of Chicago.

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