The xx on their new tracks: 'They're all love songs'

The trio speak to NME about their forthcoming second album 'Coexist'

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The xx have spoken to NME about their second album, 'Coexist' - which is set for release on September 10 – explaining that all the songs on the record are ''love songs''.

The band's Jamie Smith once again took on production duties on the album, which they began work on in early November 2011 before recently completing the sessions.

Speaking to NME, Romy Madley Croft of the London based trio said the album title references "lost love – from exes or the person you're with now." She added of the album's content:

A lot of it is still personal, but I've been a bit more inspired by things that have happened to other people and putting myself in their shoes. But they're all love songs and some of them are sadder than others.


The band were largely silent during the making of the album, other than revealing it would be influenced by "club music" and posting regular YouTube embeds on their blog, xx-xx.co.uk.

To read the world exclusive in the studio interview with The xx, where they give the full inside story on the making of 'Coexist', pick up this week's issue of NME, which is on newsstands and available digitally now.

The xx play a number of global live dates before returning to the UK to play Bestival on September 7.

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