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The xx share “Say Something Loving” from new LP

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The songs on “I See You” no longer insist on the austere minimalism of the band’s first two albums. The sonic palette has vastly expanded; there are a few solid dance beats, some plush echoes of the Beach Boys, some resonant and ghostly synthesizer tones, even a sample of Hall & Oates in “On Hold.” The frailty and tension of the xx’s past catalog remain; “Here come my insecurities,” Ms. Madley Croft sings in “Say Something Loving,” which is far from the album’s only song to mention fear. But there are also new glimmers of confidence.

At times, Mr. Sim said, the new album is “celebratory — it’s not all ‘Woe is me.’” He paused — it is, after all, an xx album — and added, dryly, “Of course, given what we’ve done before, my version of celebratory is pretty different from somebody else’s.” – [The New York Times]

The xx have shared “Say Something Loving” from their new album I See You which is out January 13. Like “On Hold,” it finds the UK trio in a more expansive mode and you can stream it below.

There are currently feature articles on The xx in both The New York Times and Pitchfork. The band will be on tour starting in February. No North American dates have been announced yet, stay tuned. All dates are listed below.

The xx – 2016 Tour Dates
Feb 08 Hovet Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 10 Forum Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb 12 Sporthalle Hamburg, Germany
Feb 13 Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam Zuidoost, Netherlands
Feb 14 Zénith Paris, France
Feb 15 Zénith Paris La Villette Paris, France
Feb 17 Zénith Strasbourg, France
Feb 18 St. Jakob Arena Basel, Switzerland
Feb 20 Mediolanum Forum Milan, Italy
Feb 21 Halle Tony Garnier Lyon, France
Feb 23 Marx Halle Vienna, Austria
Feb 24 Zenith Munich, Germany
Feb 25 Arena Alt Treptow, Germany
Feb 26 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, Germany
Feb 28 Mitsubishi Electric Halle Düsseldorf, Germany
Mar 01 Forest National Brussels, Belgium
Mar 02 Vorst Nationaal Brussels, Belgium
Mar 04 Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 05 O2 Apollo Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 06 O2 Apollo Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 08 O2 Academy Brixton London, United Kingdom
Mar 09 O2 Academy Brixton London, United Kingdom
Mar 10 O2 Academy Brixton London, United Kingdom
Mar 11 O2 Academy Brixton London, United Kingdom
Mar 13 O2 Academy Brixton London, United Kingdom
Mar 14 O2 Academy Brixton London, United Kingdom
Mar 15 O2 Academy Brixton London, United Kingdom
Mar 17 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Uk
Mar 23 Festival Estereo Picnic Bogota, Colombia
Mar 25 Lollapalooza Brazil Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mar 31 Lollapalooza Argentina San Isidro, Argentina
Apr 01 Lollapalooza Chile Santiago, Chile
May 31 Primavera Sound Festival 2017 (May 41 – June 4 Schedule TBA) Barcelona, Spain
Jul 06 NOS Alive Lisboa, Portugal
Aug 11 Flow Festival (Aug 11 – 13 Schedule TBA) Helsinki, Finland
Aug 18 Lowlands Festival (Aug 18 – 20 Schedule TBA) Biddinghuizen, Netherlands

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