From the siblings who brought you Big Jet Plane, comes their first single in four years. They were on an indefinite hiatus until King Midas himself, Rick Rubin said, “No. I want you both, and we will make pure gold.” or something like that. This from Triple J—
‘Heart Beats Slow’ was the first such song the duo say they were able to properly collaborate on. The song was in part lyrically inspired by a trip to the doctor in which Angus was told that – like his sister – he had a slow heart rate, the siblings turned that familial bond into a song:
“It was the stepping stone into us actually writing together, and throwing ideas into the melting pot” Angus told us.
I am an absolute sucker for cypher/ping pong vocals like this jam, the same trade off the XX has perfected–the sweet contrast of a male and female voice that is mesmerizing.
Enjoy the short week my friends.