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Riff: The xx – “Try”

Sep 4, 2012

I won’t believe it, ’til I can feel it/Can you feel it?

from Try lyrics by The xx

If there was a point where their budding bedroom antics get stretched thin, it’d be the break-up words flopping here. Or make-up. The torrid tension is there, just etched with a leaky, juvenile pen. That said, Jamie xx – you’re a digi-soft magician. And those vocal harmonies. Lennon “Girl” sigh.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. 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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