The xx triumphant return with the new album I See You .
The xx’s new album ‘I See You’ marks the beginning of a new era for the band that was considered the face of indie in the late 2000´s. I See You was released on January 13th and jumped straight to number one on the UK Albums Chart and number two in US Billboard 200.
The band’s newest album fulfilled Jamie xx´s promise of an upgraded more contemporary sound, unlike anything the band has produced before. The iconic intertwined vocals of Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Slim remain throughout the album giving the music a nostalgic feel, but with a more upbeat sound. The xx is one of the few bands that could adapt to today´s music era without losing its originality and distinct sound. I See You sounds exactly like The xx yet, it is unlike anything they have done before. The band´s appearance in SNL as musical guest on November 19th proves that regardless of the more pop beats, the feel of the three awkward friends who decided to make a band in high school remains.
Because of the band´s success in 2012 when their second album, Coexist, came out expectations were high. I See You was acclaimed by the critics and a satisfaction to most of the fans. With the beginning of this new era, maintaining the deep lyrics but with a fresh beat, The xx makes it clear that they are ambitious and aiming higher this time.
Their European tour kicks-off February 8th in Sweden, in which they will then head to South and Latin America. The band will kick off their U.S. summer festival tour on April 15th when they perform at the renowned Coachella Festival. The band will b coming to Boston Calling Music Festival that happens during May 26th to 28th. The ticket price ranges from USD $269 to USD $999 to enjoy the three-day festival.
The xx´s I See You is available in multiple streaming media, including Spotify and Apple Music. For the fans looking for something more traditional, the physical copy of the album is USD $11.24 and the standard vinyl LP is USD $18.74 for sale in the band´s official website.