The xx today announced details of their highly anticipated third album titled “I See You”. The ten-song album will be released on 13th January 2017 via Young Turks and follows up to The xx’s two previous albums – xx and Coexist – which have sold over 3 million copies between them, winning a host of accolades along the way.
“I See You” marks a new era for the London trio of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith, both sonically and in terms of process. For while xx and Coexist were both made in relative isolation in London, “I See You” was recorded between March 2014 and August 2016 in New York, Marfa TX, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London, and is characterized by a more outward-looking, open and expansive approach. Produced by Jamie Smith and Rodaidh McDonald, “I See You” is The xx at their boldest yet, performing with more clarity and ambition than ever before.
You can hear this clearly on lead single ‘On Hold’, the first piece of music to be revealed from the album.