The xx have been announced as the musical guest of the November 19 episode of Saturday Night Live.
It has also been revealed that Ghostbusters and Bridesmaids actress Kirsten Wiig will be presenting the episode.
The xx announced details of their third album today (Nov 10), which will be titled ‘I See You’, as well as sharing new song ‘On Hold’. The record will feature 10 songs in total and is set to be released on January 13, 2017 via Young Turks.
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‘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 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 below:
2. ‘Say Something Loving’
4. ‘A Violent Noise’
7. ‘Brave For You’
8. ‘On Hold’
9. ‘I Dare You’
10. ‘Test Me’
In the Beats1 interview, Romy also admitted to feeling “really nervous” about returning to the live setting: “I’ve been off stage for a long time, but it’s just going to be great to play some new songs and actually look into people’s eyes and see the reaction. That fits in with the title, it kind of has a lot of meaning to us, but one of the meanings is, when you’re going to a gig and you stand in the front row and you look at the people at stage, I always used to think they couldn’t see me, I’m just invisible, and then I got on stage and I could see everybody. That’s one of the meanings of the title, and a message to our fans.”