The XX "I See You"
January 13, 2017
Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Indietronica
Young Turks / XL
01. Dangerous (4:11)
02. Say Something Loving (3:58)
03. Lips (3:21)
04. A Violent Noise (3:47)
05. Performance (4:06)
06. Replica (4:09)
07. Brave For You (4:13)
08. On Hold (3:44)
09. I Dare You (3:53)
10. Test Me (3:56)
Фірмова меланхолія гурту з бадьорою електронікою Jamie xx.
The xx are back. The atmospheric British trio have just released their dancier, sample-savvy new album I See You, the follow-up to 2012’s Coexist and “the best Chainsmokers-core album of all time,” according to our very own Tom Breihan. We’ve already heard early singles “On Hold” and “Say Something Loving,” and now you can hear the rest below.
On ‘I See You’ we meet a new tactile version of The xx. They’re relaxed, warm, joyful even ... They find a balance with the old xx though. Fragility and self-doubt are still themes.
Consequence of Sound -
Add up the creative sampling and the synchronized dancing, and we get a revamped version of The xx that hinges less on awkwardness and anxiety and more on another, unexpected “A” word: ambition.
I See You, the third album by the xx, sounds like an attempt to incorporate everyone’s talents into a new version of their sound, one true to their roots but richer and more varied.
‘I See You’ is perhaps the bravest album of the band’s career, the one laden with the most changes, with the most prolonged journeys into the unexpected. Yet it also feels resolutely like The xx.
Entertainment Weekly -
The payoff is the boldest work yet from a band famous for subtlety—the sound of the xx hitting the caps-lock key.
The XX "I See You" stream, слухати
The xx "Say Something Loving" (Official Audio)
The xx "On Hold" (Official Audio)
The xx "On Hold" (Official Video)