New & Hottest Songs – May 2020 – Pt.74
G-Eazy Goes Indie With Cover Of The XX’s “VCR”
G-Eazy looks to a modern classic for inspiration, channeling some wistful spirit for a take on the xx’s “VCR.”
Of all the tracks G-Eazy has opted to cover so far, “VCR” feels like the most natural fit for the rapper. Over Christoph Anderson’s more or less faithful production, G handles the vocal responsibilities of both Romy and Oliver — unfortunately, the lack of harmonies does take away from the OG’s call-and-response. In either state, the song is the definition of a slow-burner with a particularly lovely chord progression. Considering that he didn’t make any overt changes, G-Eazy’s take on “VCR” should be an enjoyable treat for fans of the wistful and acclaimed band.
Wanna find myself by the sea, in another’s company by the sea
I wanna go out to the pier, I’m gonna dive and have no fear
Cause you, you just know, you just do