Not sure how to label "Loud Places" - The XX without Oliver Sim, 2/3rds of The XX or... idk, maybe 2 friends making music together.

But yeah - the new Jamie XX tune (which will be included in his upcoming debut album In Colour) is definitely a pleasant surprise. To me it sounds like nothing created either by Jamie or the full band (well, maybe a tiny bit), which is pretty great.

Joined by Romy, the duo create this absolutely flourishing sound which personally makes me somehow... happy and hopeful.

posted by Ivo
March 2015