Band have been working on follow-up to 'Coexist' in Texas and Iceland
The xx have given an update on their third studio album.
The band have been working on the follow-up to their 2012 album ‘Coexist’, with producer Jamie xx recently promising that new music from the trio was “coming”.
He added: “We’ve got quite a lot of songs that are not finished, but I’m excited about it. It feels a lot more free than when we were making the last record.”
Now, the band have discussed progress on the LP more openly in a newsletter update. “This year has been a creative one for us so far, we have been hard at work writing and recording new music in a few different places around the world,” it reads.
“In the spring we spent a few weeks in the incredible and unique town of Marfa in Texas. Then, in Summer we spent some time just outside of Reykavik in Iceland. This Autumn we have been back in London, writing and having some time at home but this week we are heading out to Los Angeles to continue the writing and recording process.”
They add: “Although all very different, each of these places have been inspirational environments to create music in, and each will have an influence on the new album. The whole process is a big adventure and we can’t wait for a time when we’ll be able to share the music with you.”
The xx also played a show at New York’s Guggenheim museum earlier this week (November 5). Their gig, which was part of a pre-party for the museum’s International Gala, was witnessed by celebrity guests including A$AP Rocky and actress Marion Cotillard. You can watch the footage below.
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.”