Back in 2009 no one would have predicted the level of success and influence The xx’s self-titled debut album has had over the UK music scene in recent years. Continuing with that success the band released their second album ‘Coexist’ in 2012 and now, after nearly five years, the band is back with their long awaited third album ‘I See You’.
The thing most noticeable about the trio’s new album is how upbeat it feels compared to their previous work. Whilst it is different, this is a welcome change of pace for the band who are clearly benefiting from Jamie Smith’s time away from the band focusing on his solo album as Jamie xx.
The lead single from the album ‘On Hold’ really encapsulates what The xx always were with ever haunting vocals from Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft and what they have now become with Smith’s influences from his time as Jamie xx. Other stand out songs from ‘I See You’ include ‘Replica’ and ‘Say Something Loving’.
The xx will be touring the UK this March and are sure to be at plenty of festivals over the summer.