By Amanda Wicks
It’s been four years since British indie pop band The xx released a new album, and now they’ve announced they’ll be back in January 2017 with their third studio album I See You.
The group also shared the album’s first single “Hold On.”
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Two years ago, they reported they would be leaving their native London to record in Marfa, Texas, but it turns out that was only the beginning of the album’s journey. I See You ended up going on a much longer trek to get to fans. The xx recorded it over two years in New York, Marfa, Reykjavik, Los Angeles, and London. Jamie xx and Rodaidh McDonald produced (via Pitchfork).
The band tweeted a hopeful message in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. “We know these are uncertain times and we hope the joy & love we found making the record will get out into the world, in however small a way,” they wrote.
Fans will get to hear some of what they’ve been working on before January. Before Saturday Night Live breaks for Thanksgiving, The xx will perform as musical guests on November 19th with cast alumni Kristen Wiig hosting.
I See You arrives January 13th. Check “Hold On,” and the full tracklist below.
2. Say Something Loving
4. A Violent Noise
7. Brave For You
8. On Hold
9. I Dare You
10. Test Me
We know these are uncertain times and we hope the joy & love we found making the record will get out into the world… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…—
The xx (@The_xx) November 10, 2016
Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) November 10, 2016