Jamie xx – “Loud Places” (Feat. The xx’s Romy Madley Croft) + “Gosh”

After cranking out occasional solo tracks for a few years, the xx’s production mastermind Jamie xx announced plans to release his first solo album In Colour earlier this week. And today, he’s shared the new song “Loud Places,” a collaboration with his xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft. You might expect a song that features two thirds of the xx to sound something like the xx, but that’s not what’s happening here. Instead, “Loud Places” is an extremely restrained, beautifully produced piece of diva-house, with Madley Croft singing about dizzy ecstasy in half a whisper. It’s lovely.

UPDATE: He also played another new song called “Gosh” on the show.

And here’s the In Colour tracklist, which includes a song with Young Thug and Popcaan:
01 “Gosh”
02 “Sleep Sound”
03 “Seesaw” (Feat. Romy)
04 “Obvs”
05 “Just Saying”
06 “Stranger In A Room” (Feat. Oliver Sim)
07 “Hold Tight”
08 “Loud Places” (Feat. Romy)
09 “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” (Feat. Young Thug and Popcaan]
10 “The Rest Is Noise”
11 “Girl”

In Colour is coming out in June on Young Turks.