the xx  

 

 

The xx – Angels (2012)

 

2008年,四個19歲倫敦青年Romy Madley CroftOliver SimJamie SmithBaria Qureshi (Baria後來離團) 組成The xx,隔年推出詞曲、混音及製作全由樂團一手包辦的首張大碟《xx》並獲得水星音樂獎 (Mercury Prize)。短時間內,這幾個總是穿著黑衣的年輕人成了獨立樂迷的心頭好,「x」這個字母也有了新的時代意義。

 

The xx 表示其音樂深受The CurePixies影響,甚至AaliyahMariah CareyRihanna皆為音樂啟蒙導師,因此他們的歌曲巧妙融合Post-PunkSoul/R&B,創造出獨有、陰鬱又浪漫的「x」效應。

 

於本月發行的第二張專輯《Coexist》延續首張專輯風格,聽來仍是那麼簡約、空靈,令人神傷。如果說十字架是基督徒得救的明證,那麼「xx」即是屬於歌迷們的救贖。

 

The xx – Crystalised (from albumxx)

 

 

The xx - Basic Space (from albumxx)

 

 

The xx – Islands (from albumxx)

 

 

The xx – Chained (from albumCoexist)

 

  

The xx – Angels (from albumCoexist)

 

Light reflects from your shadow

It is more than I thought could exist

You move through the room

Like breathing was easy

If someone believed me

 

They would be

As in love with you as I am

They would be

As in love with you as I am

They would be

In love, love, love

 

And everyday

I am learning about you

The things that no one else sees

And the end comes too soon

Like dreaming of angels

And leaving without them

And leaving without them

 

Being

As in love with you as I am

Being

As in love with you as I am

Being

As in love, love, love

 

And with words unspoken

A silent devotion

I know you know what I mean

And the end is unknown

But I think I’m ready

As long as you’re with me

 

Being

As in love with you as I am

Being

As in love with you as I am

Being

As in love, love, love

 

 

資料來源:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-xx-mn0002016312

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_xx

 

官方網站:

http://thexx.info/

 

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http://www.facebook.com/thexx

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