The xx - I See You
The xx have released their third full-length album I See You to rave reviews. Continuing their successful brand of emotive and synergistic ballads I See You houses within its tracks the growth and maturity see by band-mates Jamie, Romy, and Oliver.
Opening track "Dangerous" sprinkles a bold horn chorus that repeats throughout the song, an introduction that does not open soft and quiet, but loud and brazen in its importance. Besides their stand-out single "Hold On" the track "Say Something Loving" feels as if it were constructed for the perfect theatrical soundtrack. Powerful in its songwriting, it opens the heart to the yearning of two voices calling out to each other.
The final track "Test Me" is a call to human interaction, the way relationships withstand (or crumble) through the elements of life. A fitting song to close out one of 2017 most stand out albums thus far.