Fans of The xx may have heard that Jamie, the beatmaker, has been prepping for a solo release. Fans may be disappointed to hear that his single “Far Nearer” is nothing like The xx. Listen Before You Buy is right in pointing out that “Far Nearer” beckons comparisons to Burial, but it sounds more as if Burial cheered up a little and moved to a tropical island.

It’s a tune I made on one of our short breaks from touring and I was eager to make some new music…I got a steel pan and made this track and it is coming out on Numbers Records in about a month or so.

DOWNLOAD: Jamie xx – Far Nearer | Mediafire