While the xx is busy playing a residency of 25 intimate shows at New York’s Park Avenue Armory, the band’s ringleader Jamie xx still found time to release a new track.
The track, “Sleep Sound,” is quietly beautiful, filled with abstruse melodies that swirl and fade; it manages to sound both sparse and overflowing simulataneously. The gently emotional track plays like the xx at its best and could as easily soundtrack a gallery opening as a shopping trip to an uber-hip boutique… and, in fairness, it probably will.
“Sleep Sound,” was originally debuted late last year during a BBC 6 set by Jamie xx and will be released on a forthcoming 12″ single along with “Girl” on May 5 via Young Turks.
More Must-Reads From TIME
- Meet the 2024 Women of the Year
- Greta Gerwig's Next Big Swing
- East Palestine, One Year After Train Derailment
- In the Belly of MrBeast
- The Closers: 18 People Working to End the Racial Wealth Gap
- How Long Should You Isolate With COVID-19?
- The Best Romantic Comedies to Watch on Netflix
- Want Weekly Recs on What to Watch, Read, and More? Sign Up for Worth Your Time
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org