Xains – Set Me Off

There’s nothing better than some groovy indie house that covers the spectrum of romance and Xains’ debut single does just that. It’s the sonic equivalent of thinking about a current relationship and all of the passion it entails, boiling it all down into one powerful phrase: “you really set me off”. There’s a sexual connotation there, sure, but it also considers how another human can activate impassioned actions and emotions that others in our life simply couldn’t spur – one person is out there who can truly flip the switch, the one person we spend our lives searching for.

“Set Me Off” feels like a whispered conversation in bed at 4am, a brisk walk through downtown late at night, a drive up the coast, all with the love of your life by your side. All of those things are great with a friend or a hookup or a partner, but when imagined with a soulmate they become way more impactful as they strengthen the bond between hearts and minds. All that being said, it’s amazing how many mental images can stem from a gorgeous song and a visual compliment that’s so simple, a single flame soaked in red. If Xains is able to invoke so many thoughts and feelings on his first single, I can’t wait to see what story and sound he explores next.

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