At times music, for me anyway, can take me back to a time when I first heard it. Maybe even a time that I was listening and something significant in my life happened. A time when I was maybe doing absolutely nothing but I heard it and upon hearing it again that moment in time returns to the forefront of my mind once again. The xx's "Fiction" was playing last year while I sat reading George RR Martin's A Storm of Swords. Those of you with a television may have recently been watching HBO's Game of Thrones, which is based upon the Martin book series. Well last week's episode was what I was reading when I was listening to this song, and every time I hear it I'm thrown back into that blood filled room, open mouthed at what I'd just read.
The video from The xx however is a far less bloody number and it features Oliver Sim walking around a lovely looking nighttime location. With a black and white aesthetic, it works wonderfully with the track. Check it out above. Also, fuck you Walder Frey.