Following the release their third album âI See Youâ in 2016, The xx have revealed there may be more new music coming very soon in the form electronic, dance-driven tracks.
In a recent interview with Australian publication , Romy Madley Crt said the band has plans to release âtechno tunesâ. The singer, songwriter and guitarist The xx also touched on how she wanted a more upbeat motif to the new album.
âWeâve got plans to release our techno tunesâ¦ Weâve loved having more upbeat music in our set. Weâve remixed ourselves, thereâs some older songs that we now play at 120 bpmâ¦ People probably assume that Jamie brought the injection dance music to the last album but in a way itâs funny because Oliver and I were inspired by what he was doing and when he got back he was actually the one who wanted to come in and slow it down.â
The previously released material from The xx had a slower, stripped back essence, but Romy likes seeing their crowd dance: âItâs a nice change to be able to make people dance at The xxâs shows and to see that range emotions.â
On whether she plans to release a solo album, like her bandmate Jamie XX did with âIn Colourâ, Romy says itâs not a priority right now: âI donât know. Itâs definitely not something Iâm craving. I think with Jamie he makes so much music all the time, heâs always got his head in Pro-Logic on tour. Heâs inspired me and Iâm trying to get better at Pro-Logic. But at the moment Iâm all in with the band.â
Look for The xx to continue their extensive world tour in the coming months.
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