Happy Birthday, Hazelnut!
TRISHES – Gaslight [from Caffeine/Gaslight]
Hazel English – Wake UP! [from Wake UP!]
Romy – Lifetime [single]
Carly Rae Jepsen – This Love Isn’t Crazy [from Dedicated Side B]
A few of my favorite videos from this past year…
♩ Emile Haynie – Falling Apart (feat. Andrew Wyatt & Brian Wilson) [from We Fall]
♩ Jamie xx – Loud Places (feat. Romy) [from In Colour]
♩ Will Butler – Anna [from Policy]
Fantastic solo/side-project from Arcade Fire’s Will Butler. Indie folk rock at it’s best.
♩ Mick Jenkins – Get Up Get Down [from Wave[s]]
♩ Matt and Kim – Hey Now [from New Glow]
♩ Neonderthal – The Ride [single]
I’ve had my grubby little hands on Jamie xx’s In Colour for the past week or so and i’m immensely delighted to announce it exceeds all of my expectations. Easily the front runner for my favorite LP of 2015 right now. I’ve always been a fan of Jamie and I love that his signature sound and production are all over this record. But what I love even more is the exploration and experimentation with new sounds and ideas that seems to be bursting out of the record. If you’re a fan of The xx and Jamie’s previous solo offerings, you’ve probably enjoyed In Colour multiple times already. If not, please, please, please, give it a whirl. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
In Colour is out June 1 on Young Turks.
Jamie xx will release his debut full length, In Colour, this June via Young Turks. The LP will include previously released singles “Sleep Sound” and “Girl”, along with a plethora of new tracks I can’t wait to get my greedy little ears on. In a recent interview with BBC Radio’s Annie Mac, Jamie discussed the new record and shared a new track, Loud Voices, which includes lovely vocals from fellow xx-er Romy. You can listen to that interview and song here. And if you can tolerate the signal test, you can hear bits of more new material at Jamie xx’s website.
In Colour tracklist (according to Fader, which took the time to decipher Jamie’s creative use of instagram, but may or may not be in the correct sequential order):
See Saw [ft. Romy]
Stranger in a Room [ft. Oliver Sim]
The Rest Is Noise
I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) [ft. Young Thug and Popcaan]
Loud Places [ft. Romy]
UPDATE: In Colour is out June 1/2 and you can now check out two new tracks below (or via Spotify) – “Loud Places (ft. Romy)”, aka best b-side never produced by The xx, and “Gosh”, aka my new favorite Jamie xx track and final proof that he’s the best producer of my generation.