Hear The xx's New Single, 'Say Something Loving'

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Laura Coulson

The xx

Less than two weeks before the arrival of their third album, The xx are previewing the release with the new track "Say Something Loving." 

Producer Jamie xx samples the Alessi Brothers' 1978 cut "Do You Feel It?" as singers Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft beautifully layer their vocals on top. Listen to "Say Something Loving" below.

The forthcoming LP, I See You, due Jan. 13, is the follow-up to the group's two previous albums: xx and Coexist.

On New Year's Day, the trio teased the new single by tweeting a 60-second video clip of Sim and Croft singing it in a Tokyo karaoke bar.

In the lead-up to the album release, The xx made its Saturday Night Live debut Nov. 19, and released a video for "On Hold," the LP's first single.

They played a handful of European concerts in late November and early December, and will resume the trek in February, with an extensive list of tour dates through early April.

The xx's March 8-15 dates at London’s O2 Academy Brixton set the record for the longest run of sold-out shows at the legendary venue. They will perform to 35,000 people over seven hometown shows.