Single Review: The XX – On Hold

By Jack Holmes

There’s still another two months to wait until The XX’s new album I See You releases on January 13th, but we’ve been treated to a sneak peek of what to expect with their new single On Hold.

It’s been four years since their second album Coexist and since then Jamie XX released his more electronic focus solo album, so it was natural to assume the band’s next outing would be something of a change of course. On Hold confirms that theory, displaying a more positive and faster paced XX than we’ve heard before. The minimalism of the band’s first two albums is still very much in play, but this certainly sounds like a move that’s going to finally push The XX into the history books.

You can hear the new track here.

You can also find a playlist of the best new music from this month on out Spotify playlist here.

Jack Holmes

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