The xx "Chained" (video)
Published Oct 15, 2012The XX are currently touring in support of their new album Coexist, and the British minimalists are additionally promoting the record with a new video for the gloomy standout "Chained."
The clip shows singer/guitarist Romy Madley Croft submerged underwater, showing little sign of life. Singer/bassist Oliver Sim dives in after her in ultra slow motion, and the pair eventually make their way back to surface. There seems to be plenty of metaphorical meaning behind this brooding clip, which accompanies a similarly dark and emotional track that's punctuated by echoing guitar and clip-clopping beats.
The band are currently in the midst of a North American tour that includes a date in Toronto on October 23 and one in Quebec City the day after.