Immerse yourself in XO’s warm electronica on ‘No Games’

Aaron Powell /
May 5, 2017 / Music

Imagine Ed Sheeran, on the wrong side of a night out, happens to chance upon a beautiful pair of marimbas.

He then proceeds to play those marimbas uncharacteristically softly will banging his head against a drum machine. If you’ve wrapped your mind around that then you’ve basically got XO.

The Stoke-on-Trent artist combines tribal percussion and groovy baselines with streamline production and smooth vocalisation to create a delicate slice of pop goodness.

‘No Games’ is everything you could possibly want from a pop song; unchallenging, catchy and sonically coherent. Good job sir!

Words by Aaron Powell

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