Put everything On Hold because Angels just answered our prayers: The XX has is coming to perform at the Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in less than two weeks! If your Heart Skipped a Beat, you’re not the only one.
We have been waiting for January 25th since the day this news was announced because there’s nothing we wouldn’t do to hear them Say Something Loving to us. But just before they take the stage, everyone’s melancholic band took a little time off to discuss with us, their third album, trying something new and the music they enjoy.
What’s the story behind the album ‘I See You’?
Oliver: I’d say it’s a celebratory album, on the whole! Of course, given what we’ve done before, our version of celebratory is possibly pretty different from somebody else’s. It’s also about growing up, friendships and family
You also didn’t stick to the rule that everything must be playable live – why was that?
Oliver: Some of the very early sessions for ‘I See You’ overlapped with the making of Jamie’s [album] ‘In Colour’. Both Romy and I had features on that album but all the other work was in Jamie’s hands – so it was a new way of working. I think we continued this approach in part when we came to make I See You.