Asian-British artist XO has had an incredible start in music. Taking a more behind the scenes role at first, the 24-year-old managed to develop a plethora of acts, and receive co-signs from the likes of Diplo and Tyga. Earlier this year, the talent released his bhangra-inspired single ‘Shut It Down,’ which quickly gained praise from BBC‘s Asian Network. Now, the singer returns, with tens of thousands of streams under his belt, with follow up single ‘Less Than Lovers’.
Instantly more laid-back, ‘Less Than Lovers’ manages to ease listeners into the final quarter of the year. Existing in a clearly R&B-driven universe, the single incorporates Indian vocal-styles, which add a scarce component to its overall sonic offering. Vocally, XO benefits from the relaxed and effortless vocal arrangement, layering his voice only in ‘Less Than Lovers’ chorus. Overall, XO is confident and transparent throughout letting his audience know that he’s truly rejuvenated emotionally.
‘Less Than Lovers’ adds to the ever-evolving UK R&B landscape. Stream the single below.