The XX - Test Me

9 months ago

The xx named their third album after a line from the Velvet Underground’s “I’ll Be Your Mirror”: “Please put down your hands/’Cause I see you.

Throughout the record, the London trio take that edict seriously, recasting their precocious bedroom indie pop into something newly ascendant, rhythmic, and exhilarating.

I See You addresses the band’s personal demons: alcoholism, the deaths of loved ones, disconnection from one another.

It sounds like a lot to tackle for a group known for their great command of subtlety, but these topics led to a creative revitalization—not only in their forthright lyrics, but also in a more upbeat sonic palette that includes bold uses of familiar samples and dynamic brass.

Previous Track In Album

The XX - I Dare You

Next Track In Album

The XX - Naive

-

Related music
Music
Kodie Shane - TEST ME
5 months ago
music
Testimony - Gbese Ft. Tred
1 year ago
music
Clara Ward - "You've Got To Stand Your Test In Judgment"
1 year ago
music
Cece Winans - The Test of Time
1 year ago