Romy Gives Update on New xx Album: "You'll Be Able to Tell It's Us"

"It's quite wide open and it's exciting to be starting again," she says

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BY Allie GregoryPublished Jan 2, 2024

After making her solo debut last year with her first full-length, Mid Air, Romy of the xx has shared an update on her works with bandmates Jamie xx and Oliver Sim.

"Yeah it's fun, it's quite different being in the studio with the xx," the singer said of reuniting with the band in the studio, speaking with NME at Beyond the Valley festival in Australia.

"I think Oliver [Sim] and Jamie [xx] and I have all tried new things and learned a lot from different projects and I think that's quite healthy to be like, 'What have you learned? What should we do now?'" Romy continued. "And I think it's quite wide open and it's exciting to be starting again in a way. But we've started making some music and I'm really excited about it."

She added of the record's sound, "It's still pretty early [but] I still think you'll be able to tell it's us but I think we're excited to move it on and keep it feeling fresh."

The xx released third album, I See You, back in 2017. Sim shared his debut solo album Hideous Bastard back in 2022, while Jamie xx has yet to release a follow-up to 2015's generation-defining In Colour (though he's gifted us with a few one-off bangers since).

Hear Romy talk about the xx's fourth LP below.

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