Basic Spaces_The XX’s

I’ve been waiting to share this song with y’all.

Just imagine raw drum machine beats in the introduction.

The rawness of the music just sinks into your blood. Well maybe because it’s a song about sexual relationships, that’s what it is.

Neck, chest, waist to floor
Easy to take, you could take me in fours
Make me a deal, a day a piece
Take it all, just stay a week”

“I’ll take you in pieces
We can take it all apart
I’ve suffered shipwrecks right from the start
I’ve been underwater, breathing out and in
I think I’m losing where you end and I begin

I love how the music started out from an airy, intimate and sexual feel but gains expression from the drums and the guitars. [Expression, not from boisterous and loud instruments but from the overlapping of the drums for friction]

Not only that, it’s interesting how the sexual encounters evolved into this love connection that is explanatory of the nature of their physical relationship.

“Basic space, open air.
Don’t look away, when there’s nothing there.
I’m setting us in stone
Piece by piece, before I’m alone
Air tight, before we break. 
Keep it in, keep us safe”

It’s all about growth when it comes to a relationship, be it from sexual to emotional or otherwise.

In the end, it’s all about keeping the person you love the most close to you like how:

“Hot wax has left me with a shine
Wouldn’t know if I’d been left behind
Second skin, second skin”

I love this song. I love The XX. It’s subtle enough to listen to the lyrics and figure out the meaning while keeping me in the groove.

Until Next time!!!


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