The xx Promise Their Long-Awaited Third Album in 2016
In the coming weeks, the xx will return to the studio to record their highly anticipated third full-length, which is expected sometime in 2016.
Jamie xx (aka Jamie Smith) broke the news during his appearance on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, where he was accompanied by his xx bandmates Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim, Four Tet and Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa. Smith reported progress on the album is "going well," while Croft confirmed fans can expect new music in 2016.
“We start again in the studio tomorrow up until Christmas,” Smith said. “It’s going well and we’re just enjoying it. We’ve been doing it for so long now. I’m really looking forward to wrapping that up as well.”
The English dream-pop trio dropped their most recent album, Coexist, in 2012, which in turn followed their 2009 self-titled debut. Earlier this year, Smith released his solo effort, In Colour.
With support from Croft, Sim, Four Tet and Mozgawa, Smith performed three cuts from that album -- "Loud Places," "Stranger in a Room" and "SeeSaw" -- on BBC Radio 1. You can listen to the entire show at this location; their performance kicks in at the 1:23:00 mark.
Smith has one more U.S. date behind In Colour, and that will take place on Dec. 4 in Miami. Get more information right here.