Great news! London producer Jamie xx has shared the video for his brilliant new single “Loud Places”, featuring his fellow The xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft, and we’re so excited. The track, which uses a sample of Idris Muhammad’s 1977 disco classic “Could Heaven Ever Be Like This”, is taken from his upcoming debut solo album, called “In Colour”, set to drop on June 1 via Young Turks. The 11-track record also features collaborations with the xx’s Oliver Sim, Four Tet, Young Thug, and Popcaan.
“‘In Colour’ doesn’t feel like my first album because it’s the end of six years’ work. It’s about all of the music I’ve been inspired by in that time; the people I’ve met, the places I’ve been. I’ve gone from being a fan of electronic music, admiring great artists and producers, to feeling like I’m a part of their world. In Colour is about transition and transformation- going away, coming home, going away again, coming home again- and how that journey changes me every time,” says Jamie xx.
You can pre-order the album here.
Directed by Simon Halsall & JB Babenhausen.