When I was a kid, I had a massive TLC poster on my bedroom wall. Left Eye was always my favourite and I listened to Crazy Sexy Cool a whole helluva lot, son.
This week’s #coverversion is a Bastille’s take on ‘Scrubs’. The track opens with a quote from Hitchcock’s Norman Bates and reveal’s itself to be based on ‘Angels’ by The XX. Spacious reverb and spring loaded guitars make this slow burner very enjoyable. This TLC fan approves.
I’ve been listening to The XX for a couple of weeks now, since their second album ‘Coexist’ dropped. The album led me back to their self titled debut – ‘The XX’ and this gem – Infinity.
The XX – Infinity
Every time I listen to it, I get a throwback to Chris Isaak’s 1989 slow burner ‘Wicked Game.’ While Infinity is a decidely less energetic affair, it has the same air of melancholy and resignation, all the more so because of it’s stripped down nature. A very similar Dobro slide is also found on both releases.