XO: “Holdin’ On (ft. RobLaw)”
Young producer XO released his first proper single, “What’s Luv,” last month and he’s already back with another one. “Holdin’ On” slows things down a bit, eschewing the ’90s house of “What’s Luv” in favor of a quiet storm groove. The track opens with romantic piano chords accompanying lush wordless vocal harmonies from RobLaw. When the full beat comes in, you can’t help but bob along to the warm bass line and the relaxed drums. RobLaw shines throughout with his soulful melodies about feeling unsure in a relationship. Fortunately, you won’t be ‘unsure’ about loving this track.
XO calls “Holdin’ On” the B-side to “What’s Luv,” so we can expect an official release of the songs at some point. But as of now, we’re gonna just have to keep hitting the replay button on Soundcloud.