Music Monday: Jamie xx
Jamie Smith makes up 1/3 of The XX (my favorite band in the world) and he has taken some time to create music under his own name, Jamie xx. His first solo album titled In Color comes out June 2nd (3rd in the U.S.A.) and I may or may not have screamed of excitement when I first heard the news. Girl, off of In Color, was released last year and it set very high standards for himself. It must be really difficult to try and set yourself apart from a band you're actually in, but I think Jamie xx does the complete opposite of that, he doesn't try make you forget he's in The XX. There's a very distinct The XX sound in everything he does, but I mean, he is the one that creates the beats for the band, so at least you know he stays true to his own likings.
In case you're missing the other 2/3rds of the group, don't fret, Romy and Oliver make multiple appearances on his new album. Romy and Jamie destroyed my fanatic heart with Loud Places, and has been the most played song on my iTunes for the past couple weeks. Yes, if you preorder In Color, you get four of the 11 songs to help you hold your cravings down till June.
Album artwork and music video from jamiexx.com.