Jamie xx on new xx album: “I’m really happy with everything”

The producer gives an update on the follow-up to Coexist

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Jamie xx has shed light on the progress of the third xx album, speaking in the new issue of Uncut, out now.

The producer has just released his first solo album proper, In Colour, which features guest vocals from his bandmates Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim.

Asked whether The xx’s follow-up to 2012’s Coexist is nearing completion after recording sessions in Iceland, Texas and Los Angeles, Jamie Smith says: “I’m not sure. I’m really happy with everything, but I can’t really tell how far we are along. It’s nice to have so much time.”


Discussing In Colour’s influences, Smith explains: “London is a big part of what I think about when I’m making music, just because I love it and I’m in it all the time. The record was also made all over the world and I’d like it to not just have a London influence.”

The new issue of Uncut is out now.

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