There’s really no way to explain what is happening this morning. New music and information continue to spew forth from the bowels of the Internet. The latest polished gem to appear is this new single from The xx entitled, “Angels.” It is the first track we’ve heard off their forthcoming album Coexist.
The gap in time between this second LP and the group’s 2009 debut, xx, found member Jamie Smith doing production work for the likes of Gil Scott-Heron and Drake. That had some speculating that this new effort would have more of a hip-hop / dancefloor vibe, which isn’t present in “Angels.” As one Youtube commenter put it, “this is too fucking beautiful.”
“Angels” will release officially tomorrow on July 17th. Coexist is slated to drop on September 11th via Young Turks.