Jamie xx has already had an impressive (and busy) 2014.
On the solo production side, a track with Four Tet surfaced and Jamie shared the excellent “Sleep Sound” along with a beautiful, moving video of deaf dancers experiencing and reacting to the song. As one third of The xx he took part in an intimate 25 show residency at the Park Avenue Armory in New York and is now in Marfa, Texas with his bandmates where they confirmed that they are recording their third album.
Today, Jamie xx has shared “Girl” the other half of the “Sleep Sound / Girl” AA side which is out on XL on May 6, and it’s another beauty. Golden vocal samples cascade down over one another while a delicious bassline keeps everything in constant forward motion. “Sleep Sound” was Jamie’s best solo work to date, but he’s quickly eclipsed it with “Girl.” If he keeps up this level of quality—and I’m sure he will—2014 is his for the taking.