Jamie xx has shared a new single today (April 12) – check out ‘Let’s Do It Again’ below.
The track is Jamie xx’s first new music in two years and is described as “the first glimpse of what’s to come over the next year from the London artist and DJ” and aa track exploring “tension, drama and catharsis…an anthemic, joyous call to arms.”
The song had previously appeared at festival sets around the world last year and has since been refined by Jamie xx in the studio. It was premiered on Zane Lowe’s show on Apple Music 1.
Speaking about the track, Jamie xx said: “I started making it at a time when we weren’t sure when we were going to be able to do stuff. I was looking forward to the day when I could get back to what I love. It was one of those ones that happens quite instantly and thats kind of rare for me these days. It happened within almost a day.
“I spent the last almost year trying to mix it to make it good enough to play at festivals. It’s like a rollercoaster. I’m trying to work on lots of new music right now and my mood changes about 20 times a day. But when you get that moment where everything clicks, it’s the absolute best.”
Check out the new track here:
The xx’s most recent studio album, ‘I See You’, came out in January 2017. Back in December, the band shared video footage of themselves working together in what appeared to be a rehearsal or recording space.
The London trio will each present their own separate instalment of the series, which kicked off with Sim’s edition on March 10 at 2pm GMT. Subsequent editions will be hosted by Jamie xx (April 12) and Madley-Croft.
“We’ll be taking turns to host each episode and get into the things that inspire us individually,” The xx said in a joint statement. “An hour of music, guests and sneak peeks of what we’re all up to on our own and together.”
Speaking about what fans could expect from his show today, Jamie xx said: “We are going to hear a bunch of music that I selected that sounds like summer to me and makes me excited for the next few months.
“I’ve also asked some friends of mine to come up with their favourite summer bangers too, so they’re introducing those tracks and we’ll play some of those. There’s so many emotions I associate with summer. I think that’s why I like to play this kind of music because it’s kind of an escape from the melancholy and all the rest of it, which I also love and I dwell in. But I’ve been feeling, when I’ve been in the studio, just like making happy music even if I’m not feeling great, just because we need some of that now.”
You can tune into Interludes Radio live for free on Apple Music 1, and listen back on-demand with an Apple Music subscription.
Jamie xx will appear at a number of festivals this summer including Coachella, Primavera and Parklife. You can see his full list of appearances here.