The XX are back, and as you can already tell from their album cover (it has SO MUCH MEANING) they are a happier bunch. No longer depressed loners, the fame and wealth of stardom has clearly consumed the trio. Their new record I See You dropped last Friday and it’s quite good. Nothing will ever top their debut record, just because that record was so amazingly different. Sadly it also spawned bands like Alt-J, but that’s what happens.
Still, this track is a good example of how they are slightly less sad and combined with Jamie XX’s exponential improvement as a producer, becomes easily one of the better singles of the new year*.
*I know this was released in November, but I was hiking in Chile, so screw that.