Riff: The xx – “Swept Away”

Aug 2, 2012

I get swept away/When I think of you

from Swept Away lyrics by The xx

What happens when you mix dance club beats with the xx? Melodic waves of guitar and bass carried along by insistent energy, and the luxury of seeing somber themes transformed into the joy and privilege of experience.

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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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