I never fail to get a kick out of the various random ways new genres of electronic music adapt monikers to describe their little corner of the music world. The New York female duo Creep has been described as “Witch House” and I kinda like it. At one point they called their music “rape gaze.” I guess as a distinction from the passive “shoegaze”? But now have moved away from that term.
I’m not a huge fan of The xx but appreciate Romy Madley Croft’s contribution to this track. Her languid vocals provide a bit more of that moody witchy-ness I’ve come to appreciate in this post-Fever Ray world of ours.
This is Creep’s debut track put out on the Young Turks label.