The xx today release their video for “On Hold,” the first single from the trio’s highly anticipated third album I See You.
The xx’s “On Hold” video was shot in Marfa, Texas, where the band wrote and recorded some of I See You, and is directed by acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Alasdair McLellan.
“Today we get to share our new video for ‘On Hold’ with you! The video is directed by the brilliant Alasdair McLellan, whose work we all adore…” the xx say. “It was filmed in Marfa, Texas, a very special place to us, where we wrote and recorded some of our new album. We have a lot of love and respect for the people of the USA, having played hundreds of shows across the country over the past years. We hope this video reflects just some of the warmth and acceptance we have encountered there.”
“On Hold” will be available on 7” vinyl, a limited-edition release will feature an etched B-side and deboss mirri sleeve.
The xx’s new album I See You will be released on January 13, 2017 via Young Turks. It is the follow up to The xx’s two previous albums – xx and Coexist – which have sold over 3 million copies between them, winning a host of accolades along the way.
I See You marks a new era for the London trio of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith, both sonically and in terms of process. For while xx and Coexist were both made in relative isolation in London, I See You was recorded between March 2014 and August 2016 in New York, Marfa TX, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London, and is characterised by a more outward-looking, open and expansive approach. Produced by Jamie Smith and Rodaidh McDonald, I See You is The xx at their boldest yet, performing with more clarity and ambition than ever before.
Meanwhile, the xx have set the record for the longest ever run of sold out shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. The trio will take over the legendary venue from March 8-15, performing to 35,000 people over seven hometown shows. Tickets for the shows went on general sale on Friday (November 25) and sold out within a day, a feat replicated in cities across the UK and Europe.
The xx Live
28 November Bocarski Dom – Zagreb, Croatia – SOLD OUT
29 November Forum Karlin – Prague, Czech Republic – SOLD OUT
30 November Hala Nr 2 MTP – Poznan, Poland – SOLD OUT
1 December Nowy Teatr – Warsaw, Poland – SOLD OUT
3 December Compensa Arena – Vilnius, Lithuania – SOLD OUT
6 December Toyosu PIT – Tokyo, Japan
8 February Hovet – Stockholm, Sweden
10 February Forum – Copenhagen, Denmark
12 February Sporthalle – Hamburg, Germany
13 February Heineken Music Hall – Amsterdam, Netherlands – SOLD OUT
14 February Zénith – Paris, France
15 February Zénith – Paris, France – NEW ADDED
17 February Zénith – Strasbourg, France
18 February St. Jakobshalle – Basel, Switzerland
20 February Mediolanum Forum – Milan, Italy
21 February Halle Tony Garnier – Lyon, France
23 February Marx Halle – Vienna, Austria
24 February Zenith – Munich, Germany
25 February Arena – Berlin, Germany
26 February Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
28 February Mitsubishi Electric Halle – Düsseldorf, Germany
1 March Forest National – Brussels, Belgium – SOLD OUT
2 March Forest National – Brussels, Belgium – NEW ADDED
4 March Motorpoint Arena – Nottingham, UK
5 March O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
6 March O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
8 March O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
9 March O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
10 March O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
11 March O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
13 March O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
14 March O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
15 March O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
17 March Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, UK
23-25 March Festival Estero Picnic – Bogota, Columbia
25 March Lollapalooza – Sao Paulo, Brazil
31 March-1 April Lollapalooza – San Isidro, Argentina
1-2 April Lollapalooza – Santiago, Chile