The xx are a trio from London directly influenced by Sade, Everything But the Girl and many contemporary sounds coming from London’s eclectic music scene. I first heard the xx in 2009 and their self-titled debut was a breakthrough set full of hauntingly romantic songs set to electronic drum arrangements from Jamie xx.
The xx returns with “Angels”, the opening track from their long awaited new album Coexist, due September 11th on Young Turks. The xx’s Romy Madley Croft’s vocals on “Angels” are just as arresting as they were on the band’s debut, and the lush musical arrangement will leave you yearning for more.
The lyrics spell out feelings so intimate, you’re filled with the warmth of a summer’s romance in full bloom. Jamie xx’s haunting drums slide across the passionate soundscape, setting the tone for what sound be another amazing effort from the Mercury Prize winning band. Listen for yourself and prepare for what will be one of the most celebrated albums of the year.
You will also have a chance to see the xx live across North America starting this month in Los Angeles on July 23rd. If you purchase tickets to most of the thirty-one tour dates on their schedule, you will also receive a free download of their new album.
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