The xx release new demo 'Open Eyes' - audio

The band hint the song will appear on their next album

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Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME
The xx posted a demo of a new song titled 'Open Eyes' on their official blog today. You can listen to it by clicking on the player at the bottom of this story.

The band wrote:
'Open Eyes' is a demo we did whilst creating our new album, we just wanted to share it with you. xx The xx

They started the blog to document the recording process of the follow up to their Barclaycard Mercury Prize-winning debut record 'xx'. In November, they shared: "We have started recording our second album! We have also started this blog where we will post our inspirations and pictures and favourite songs."


In an interview with The Creators Project, Jamie xx revealed that the new record has been influenced by "club music", and that they want to release it in time for next year's festival season. The band are set to make their live comeback next year at Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona.

"The majority of stuff that I'm working now is The xx stuff," he said. "We're just about to start recording. Hopefully we'll get it done in time to be asked to do festivals next year, because that's the most fun."

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