Hail to the music gods; The xx and Jai Paul are working on new music, XL producer confirms.
While artists are usually inclined to offer yearly followups to albums, more elusive artists seem to prefer to wait two or three years to just release one song. However it seems that Jai Paul and the xx are working on new material and will hopefully release it soon.
In an interview with Dazed, XL in-house producer Rodaidh McDonald talked about working with the xx in Texas and New York during their North American tour to which he said the third album is “a completely different concept in just trying everything, trying to find new ways of working, new sounds.”
McDonald also commented on working with Jai Paul on vocal production in a new song that has yet to be released.
On working with the xx:
We’re doing it in Texas and Iceland, and maybe France. So that’s kind of starting in the middle of July, I’ve already spent a bit of time with them in Texas. There are songs which have come out of our experiences in New York and Texas that would never have come out in London; the colours and the ideas and the moods on some of these songs are just not things you would write in London. It’s about opening things up a bit more. They are a London band, but they’re also a band that’s spent a lot of time in different countries. So we’re trying to push that further with the Iceland trip, which is happening in July.
On working with Jai Paul:
I did something with him last week, some vocal production on a new song. We finished it, whether he wants to put it out or not I don’t know. It’s just a very long process for him I guess, he’s been working on (his album) for years. One of the things that I sort of identified was that he might benefit from some help using vocals. But his music sounds so good, he doesn’t need any help, I think he’s perfect.