Listen To Two New Songs From Jamie xx


Jamie Smith—a.k.a. Jamie xx, of The xx and of collaborations with the late Gil Scott-Heron—has released his first single, “Far Nearer,” in both limited-edition vinyl and download form. The B-side, “Beat For,” is a chilly, downtempo track that could very easily soundtrack a spell of the spins, while the sun-dappled A-side sounds a bit like a scattered-on-the-ground remake of “My Girls” (some readers will probably nominate the song for Summer Jam status immediately after reading the description; I’m a bit more on the fence but will try to give the song a few more spins). Both tracks are streaming after the jump.

“Far Nearer”

“Beat For”