Vocalists Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft’s crestfallen tones still hit me like an arrow through the heart; Say Something Loving expresses a forlorn sensation only The xx could articulate; A Violent Noise is, how do I put it… near perfect. On On Hold, Sim and Madley Croft sing about the naivety of love and their changing view of the subject. The difference between I See You and 2012’s Coexist is Jamie xx’s production; the inspired beats give every song a brimming optimism. A welcome, extroverted side to the band we haven’t seen before.
I See You is out January 13 via Young Turks/Remote Control.