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Riff: The xx – “Sunset”

Aug 2, 2012

It is understood/That we did all we could

from Sunset lyrics by The xx

The xx have found the way to translate that heart-in-throat feel into a calm reminiscing, the oh so prominent drum beats sounding out like a pounding heart in an awkward silence. But the last third’s chiming guitars turn the last chorus into a sublime release.

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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