XO - Pulling Me Under (feat. Leo Kalyan)

November 13, 2014 -

Christopher Lavinio

The Staffordshire based producer/song­writer XO, has really begun to make a name for himself throughout 2014. After being tipped as a future one to watch by Huw Stephens, Annie Mac and Mistajam on BBC Radio 1; he also went on to play the highly coveted BBC Introducing stage at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow and hosted his own two-hour show for R1 Dance in Ibiza.

The self-starter gained all the backing before even releasing anything properly, and without so much as a plugger or PR on board. Proving good music will always find its way to the right people. The title track, "Through The Night" features previous collaborator RobLaw on vocal duties and very much serves as a Part II to previous single "Holdin On". The 19-year-old taps into old school trip hop production and eloquently tangling it with a modern UK flavour. Mix that with RobLaw's ever sultry vocal style and XO's British tone.. It makes for an international swooning affair. Premiering with Mistajam as his Inbox Fresh on BBC Radio 1Xtra, and premiering with Wonderland Magazine online.

For the second cut XO recruited fellow UK newcomer Leo Kalyan on vocals, resulting in a match made in heaven. "Pulling Me Under" is a much more tender and melodic track compared to the lead single, which certainly brings it down a peg or two.. However let it be said, it’s no less of a belter. Going back to his UK sounding roots for this track will certainly be a welcome surprise to his early supporters. Annie Mac premiered as a world exclusive via her show on BBC Radio 1.

"Through The Night" EP is out Monday 1st December on a brand new UK-based label; He Loves You Not Recordings.

Pre-­Order the full EP via iTunes

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