"Loud Places" - Jamie xx ft Romy (of the xx) [Youtube Official Video]

Chris Tart

by Chris Tart

Published March 25, 2015

Jamie xx is gearing up for the release of his debut solo album, In Colour. For this new single, titled "Loud Places," he gets help from an old friend: Romy Madley Croft from the xx.

The record is mellow, but danceable. It's a little somber, but somewhat uplifting as well. The British musician sampled Idris Muhammad's 1977 jazz fusion song "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This," which was brought back to life recently by Brooklyn-based beat-maker Chrome Sparks on his underground hit "Marijuana."

The song debuted on BBC Radio 1 on Wednesday, March 26, 2015. Afterwards host Annie Mac asked Jamie a few questions regarding the album. We learn that his debut solo effort is completed, and he says, "It's a relief and it's exciting and it's extremely scary."

Jamie xx also mentions that the Idris Muhammad sample wasn't originally on the song, but he added it to make "Loud Places" fit into the rest of the record a little bit better. Mac says that it makes her long for the moment she hears the song at Glastonbury, to which Jamie xx agrees that he too wants nothing more.

The radio program continues here around the 24:25 mark, followed by the debut of another new, sample-heavy track titled "Gosh."

Shortly after the radio debut of the song, a video was releaed where Jamie and Romy can be seen skateboarding around town to the feel-good track.

Jamie xx's debut solo album, In Colour, is due out June 1, 2015 via Young Turks. "Girl" and "Sleep Sound" will also be on the record.

For Jamie xx's music, news, and tour dates, check out his Zumic artist page.



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