Jamie xx is streaming his new solo album online.
The producer and band member for The xx will release his debut lone effort ‘In Colour’ on June 1. Featuring guest appearances from Four Tet, Young Thug, Popcaan and The xx’s own Oliver Sim and Roby, the LP can be streamed now as a visual album at iTunes.
The ‘In Colour’ tracklisting is as follows:
‘Seesaw’ [feat. Romy]
‘Stranger In A Room’ [feat. Oliver Sim]
‘Loud Places’ [ft. Romy]
‘I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)’ [feat. Young Thug and Popcaan]
‘The Rest Is Noise’
Meanwhile, New York a cappella group The Persuasions have retracted their initial allegation that Jamie xx failed to gain clearance on a sample that features on his new album track ‘I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)’. The song features a sample of The Persuasions’ 1972 single ‘Good Times’. The band originally claimed that they were never approached by the producer to use the song on his record, but now member Jimmy Hayes has stated: “I was told about it but forgot”.
Jamie xx is part of a new audio-visual exhibition set to launch at the National Gallery in London. ‘Soundscapes’ will see a number of musicians and sound artists creating recordings based on paintings of their choosing from the gallery’s collection. Jamie xx and the other artists will each take over a different soundproofed room in the gallery’s Sainsbury Wing. The exhibition will launch this coming summer.
Having already announced select headline shows for May and early June, plus festival appearances throughout the summer, the producer also recently confirmed that he’ll play a trio of gigs in October. These include London’s Brixton Academy on October 15, followed by gigs in Manchester and Glasgow. See all those dates in full below.
Jamie xx plays:
Dublin Forbidden Fruit (May 30)
London St. John’s Church (June 5)
Manchester Parklife Festival (6)
Brighton Wildlife Festival (7)
Wales Green Man Festival (August 22)
Leeds Festival (28)
Reading Festival (30)
Isle of Wight Bestival (September 10)
London O2 Brixton Academy (October 15)
Manchester Albert Hall (16)
Glasgow Arches (17)