Band have described new album as 'completely different' from predecessors
The xx have shared a photo of the band working on their next album in the studio.
The band are expected to release their long-awaited follow-up to second album ‘Coexist’ next year, with a photo recently uploaded to their official Facebook page.
The caption reads: “Winter studio hibernation. xx The xx”. See the post beneath.
The xx have promised that new music would come in 2016. Jamie xx recently told Annie Mac: “We start again in the studio tomorrow up until Christmas. It’s going well and we’re just enjoying it. We’ve been doing it for so long now. I’m really looking forward to wrapping that up as well.”
Mac also asked if new music could be expected during 2016, to which she reported guitarist and vocalist Romy Madley Croft nodding.
Back in 2014, The xx revealed third album recording sessions were taking place in Texas.
Croft has said of the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Coexist’: “We don’t find it easy as a band to write on tour, so we haven’t got much done yet with new songs because we’ve been touring ‘Coexist’ so much. We’re looking forward to having time off to be creative again. But 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.”
“We’ve all lived a lot of life recently, which the new songs will reflect.” Jamie xx added in the earlier interview. “‘Coexist’ was difficult to make at times, but our first album was just as difficult too. All albums are difficult to make, and I’m sure the next one will be as well.”
He also said of the band’s creative process: “We learned so much from making ‘Coexist’. The first album was basically just us putting together everything we’d released at that point, and we had more control in how we wanted an album to sound overall on ‘Coexist’. That’s something we’ll try again, however the new one ends up sounding.”
The band later talked of a “completely different” third album.
The album remains untitled, with a release date for new music also yet to be confirmed.