XOV – Boys Don’t Cry

It’s only Wednesday but we’d wager that XOV is having a pretty good week. Within hours of each other he unveiled his debut single, the smooth R&B of Boys Don’t Cry, and was also revealed to be part of the undeniably cool Lorde-curated soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 with Animal. Not bad. XOV is Stockholmer Damian Ardestani and he doesn’t sound a world away from the likes of Autre Ne Veut, The Weeknd, How To Dress Well et al. We have to admit to being more intrigued by him at this stage than fully-fledged converts, but will certainly be awaiting Animal with interest.