Jamie xx to release debut solo album ‘In Colour’ in June

The xx drummer recently revealed new track 'Alba', which comes out on Record Store Day (April 18)

The xx‘s Jamie xx has announced details of his debut solo album.

Titled ‘In Colour’, the album is expected to be released in June via Young Turks. The news was revealed by the electronic musician himself in the latest issue of Mixmag.

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.”

Last week, Jamie xx revealed a new track called ‘Alba’, which will be released for Record Store Day on April 18. It was premiered during Jon Hopkins’ BBC Radio 1 guest mix last week (March 19).

Jamie xx recently spoke about both his band’s upcoming LP, which will presumably follow his solo release. Also speaking to Fader, the London musician said 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.”