SOS, “She Wants”

Jayson Greene

By Jayson Greene

on 07.22.14 in Listen to This

Sexy but confusing; that’s the general vibe of SOS’s “She Wants,” like a badly lit Cinemax softcore shot from Expressionist angles. The Portland duo throws a lot of heavy-breathing, low-lidded sounds across a big empty mix like dice down an abandoned hallway.Lead singer Randa Leigh coos about bringing men to their knees with “that good good” and throws out some direct Rihanna quotes (“I say oh na-na,what’s my name”) The beat pulses quietly in between The xx, Disclosure, and early James Blake, a graceful tumble of echo-trailed and smeared vocals that circle around a big trap door of a beat.