Listen to The xx’s new song ‘On Hold’ from third album ‘I See You’

Band reveal album release date, artwork and tracklist

The xx have announced details of their third album, which will be titled ‘I See You’, as well as sharing new song ‘On Hold’.

10 songs in total, the record will be released on January 13, 2017 via Young Turks. It’s previous albums, ‘xx’ and ‘Coexist’.

‘I See You’ was recorded between March 2014 and August 2016 in New York, Texas, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London and produced by the band’s Jamie Smith, plus Rodaidh McDonald.


It has been described as “more outward-looking, open and expansive”.

The band have preceded the album with new track ‘On Hold’. Listen below.

The xx’s Romy spoke to Beats 1 about releasing new single ‘On Hold’, saying: “I’m really excited, nervous and excited… I’ve listened to it a lot of times thinking, how can I change it, how can it be different, is this right, is this good. To finally just hear it and let go of it, and for it just be in everyone else’s hands, I can’t wait.” The full interview will broadcast tonight at 8pm GMT.

See the full tracklisting beneath:

1. ‘Dangerous’
2. ‘Say Something Loving’
3. ‘Lips’
4. ‘A Violent Noise’
5. ‘Performance’
6. ‘Replica’
7. ‘Brave For You’
8. ‘On Hold’
9. ‘I Dare You’
10. ‘Test Me’


The artwork is as follows:


The band will also soon set out on a world tour, beginning in Zagreb, Croatia at the end of the month. While no UK tour dates have been confirmed, you can see The xx’s current tour itinerary below.

28 Zagreb, Croatia – Bocarski Dom
29 Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
30 Poznan, Poland – Hala Nr 2 MTP

01 Warsaw, Poland – Nowy Teatr
03 Vilnius, Lithuania – Compensa Arena
06 Tokyo, Japan – Toyosu PIT

MARCH 2017
23 Bogota, Colombia – Festival Estereo Picnic
24 Bogota, Colombia – Festival Estereo Picnic
25 Bogota, Colombia – Festival Estereo Picnic
25 Sao Paulo, Brazil – Lollapalooza
26 Sao Paulo, Brazil – Lollapalooza
31 San Isidro, Argentina – Lollapalooza

APRIL 2017
01 San Isidro, Argentina – Lollapalooza
01 Santiago, Chile – Lollapalooza
02 Santiago, Chile – Lollapalooza