The xx ‘On Hold (Jamie xx remix)’ Out Today with New Video
‘On Hold (Jamie Xx Remix)’
Out Today B/W Four Tet Remix of ‘a Violent Noise’
Watch Alasdair Mclellan’s Accompanying ‘on Hold’ Remix Video HERE
At the end of 2016, The xx announced their return and news of a new album (I See You) with the lead single ‘On Hold’. An undoubted highlight of one of the year’s most critically acclaimed albums, ‘On Hold’ has quickly become one of The xx’s biggest songs to date.
Today, the band’s very own Jamie xx reveals his ‘On Hold’ remix – his first official remix in over four years. It comes accompanied by a ‘remix video’ from Alasdair McLellan, who made the original ‘On Hold’ video and has been a key I See You visual collaborator. McLellan also created videos for recent xx singles ‘Say Something Loving’ and the star-studded ‘I Dare You’ video (a collaboration with The xx and Raf Simons which featured, among others, Millie Bobby Brown, Ashton Sanders, Paris Jackson, Lulu and Ernesto Cervantes).
Watch the Alasdair McLellan-directed ‘On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)’ video BELOW
‘On Hold (Jamie xx
Remix)’ is available from today via all digital
services. It will also be available as a limited (to 1000
copies worldwide) edition 12”, backed with Four
Tet’s much talked-about remix of The xx’s
‘A Violent Noise’. Fans can pre-order the
Fans can pre-order the 12” HERE
And stream / download the release HERE
‘Britain’s most influential modern band set the Brixton Academy alight..... No act has captured the musical zeitgeist of the past few years quite like The xx.’
(The Telegraph, UK )
‘There's really no comparisons to The xx. And if you don't get it, see them live. You'll get it.’ (Music News)
‘The xx are truly magical beings.’ (Reverb)
The xx have now released three hugely acclaimed albums to date - the Mercury Prize winning debut, xx and its follow up, Coexist in 2012. Since the release of Coexist, Jamie xx’s debut solo album, 2015’s In Colour, went on to become one of the year’s most successful electronic records. The xx’s new album I See You has scaled yet further heights with unanimous praise for the band’s even richer and wider tableau of technicolour sounds and absolute mastery of their craft.
The ‘I Dare You’ video is directed by Alasdair McLellan in collaboration with The xx and Calvin Klein Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons. The video was filmed in Los Angeles at Lloyd Wright’s Sowden house and John Lautner’s Rainbow House and continues The xx’s longstanding visual collaboration with McLellan, who also directed the band’s ‘On Hold’ and ‘Say Something Loving’ videos, in addition to their collaboration on the It Could Be Love photo book zine.
Raf Simons also has had a longstanding appreciation of The xx – and was pleased to collaborate on the third video of the trilogy, lending his eye to the architectural and atmospheric elements and utilising an eclectic cast including Millie Bobby Brown, Ashton Sanders, Paris Jackson, Lulu and Ernesto Cervantes.
Watch I Dare You BELOW:
Watch the ‘On Hold’ video BELOW:
Watch the ‘Say Something Loving’ video BELOW:
Solid Entertainment are thrilled to bring you the musical treat that is the majestic power of The xx, one of the most magnetic, mesmerising and compulsive shows you will ever see.
Tickets on sale now!!.
Don’t miss out. Magic will happen.
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Google Play: http://smarturl.it/thexx-google
The Trusts Arena, Auckland.
Thursday 11th January. All Ages.
2017 Mercury Prize Nominee
The xx – I See You
2. Say Something Loving
4. A Violent Noise
7. Brave For You
8. On Hold
9. I Dare You
10. Test Me
“I See You pulls off the feat of managing to sound both exactly like The xx and unlike anything they have done before.” (The Guardian )
“It’s the sound of The xx moving out of their natural habitat – the shadows – and towards the more experimental, wide-ranging palette that producer Jamie ‘xx’ Smith painted… The future looks bright” (Rolling Stone )
“The xx come at us with a fresh new sound but, more than ever, their music has less to do with chromosomes and delivers two gentle kisses onto the listeners cheeks.” (The Music)