Jamie xx is yet to put a foot wrong in his two years in the music spotlight. the xx finished their debut album promo tour last year after winning over every available critic worldwide. Jamie then did a remix album of the late Gil Scott-Heron’s I’m New Here in February which was one of the strangest collaborations in recent years but worked out pretty well for all concerned. And now, after hearing snippets of this in the past, ‘Far Nearer finally gets a full release on the Numbers record label. The steel drum-filled seven-minute track sounds made for summer and is sure to be on many mixtapes for the next three months. B-side ‘Beat For’ clocks in at just under the six-minute mark and also ticks so many boxes. But let’s be honest, Jamie xx can’t really do much wrong at the moment. Listen to both tracks below and buy them here.

Jamie xx – ‘Far Nearer’

Jamie xx – ‘Beat For’