Earlier this week we saw a tantalizing snippet from the xx’s performance at Chats Palace in London. The clip showed just over one minute of a new song that will likely feature on the band’s hotly anticipated forthcoming sophomore record. Last night, rounding off their set of three shows around the English capital, the band performed at Battersea Arts Centre. Again they played new material and an extended video of the same song, which Consequence of Sound has speculated may be called “As I Am,” has now emerged. The track begins with a lush, sparkling slide guitar hook that gradually builds to incorporate sharp, propulsive drum patterns.
Watch to the xx’s new track below. [CoS]