Jamie xx, of The xx, is coming out with his debut solo LP this June. This past week, he introduced four imaginative songs from the project’s tracklist. His beats are noticeably more complex sounding than his contributions to The xx. “Loud Places” features his xx bandmate Romy. Envision The xx’s chill pop harmonies over a speedier James Blake-esque beat.
A solo career allows an artist more time and space to uncover their true energy. With “Girl” and “Sleep Sound” he breaks out of his comfort zone and uses his newfound liberation to his advantage. His original, chill dance music beats encompass both a sense of familiarity and elements of surprise. Stay tuned these upcoming weeks for further Jamie xx news and any In Colour leaks.