The song will feature on his forthcoming solo LP 'In Colour'
Jamie xx has shared a new song, ‘Loud Places’.
The track features vocals from his bandmate in The xx, Romy Madley-Croft. Click below to listen to the track, which will feature on Jamie xx’s debut solo album. Titled ‘In Colour’, the album is expected to be released in June via Young Turks. Another song, ‘Gosh’, was also aired on BBC Radio 1 earlier this evening (March 25).
Jamie xx was recently mixing the album in New York, which he previously said “collects three years’ worth of music”.
“There’s one track where I need to get the vocal on, but I don’t know who the vocalist is going to be yet,” he told Fader recently. “I never really listen to lyrics, but I can understand [them] a little bit more when it’s spoken word rather than singing. It gets to my head a bit quicker.”
Jamie xx revealed a new track called ‘Alba’ earlier this month, which will be released for Record Store Day on April 18. It was premiered during Jon Hopkins’ BBC Radio 1 guest mix last week.
Jamie xx has also spoken about his main band’s upcoming LP, which will presumably follow his solo release. The London musician said to Fader that The xx’s third album is “coming”. “We’ve got quite a lot of songs that are not finished, but I’m excited about it,” he said, adding: “It feels a lot more free than when we were making the last record.”
The band were recently recording their follow-up to 2012’s ‘Coexist’ in Iceland and Texas, but now it appears that they’re working on the full-length record back in London. He continued: “I think the most inspiring thing, really, is just not being anywhere crazy and just being at home.”
The xx recently told NME that they were “feeling inspired and ready to go”. “We’re definitely feeling inspired and ready to go. We played a lot of big stages on tour in the past year, and that’s something I’m sure will come through in the next album,” said singer Romy Madley Croft. “We’ve all lived a lot of life recently, which the new songs will reflect.”