Over the last week, the xx have been teasing something with snippets of new tracks tucked away into an in the studio playlist. The band is scheduled to appear on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show this coming Thursday for a performance and interview, and it’s possible they could be announcing (or even releasing) their highly-anticipated third album.
A Reddit sleuth has uncovered some interesting information: Shazam — which has been responsible for similar information leaks from artists over the last year — shows 12 new song titles attributed to the xx, all contained in an album apparently called I See You. (Scrolling down far enough in the Shazam “Songs” search results for the band will reveal them.) Here are the alleged track names:
“Brave For You”
“I Dare You”
“Say Something Loving”
“A Violent Noise”
Interestingly enough, “On Hold” and “Say Something Loving” indicate that people have Shazammed them (5 times and 1 time, respectively). So are we getting an xx album before the end of the year? Possibly even sooner than we think! I guess all will be revealed on Thursday…
— Annie Mac (@AnnieMac) November 7, 2016
We’ve reached out to the xx’s representatives and will update if we hear back.
UPDATE 11/8: The Shazam listings have now been pulled, but the xx have updated their playlist with another new 55-second snippet:
UPDATE 11/9: The xx have uploaded a fifth new music snippet to streaming services: