It's been more than four years since 2012's Coexist, the last time The xx last gave us something new. However, the many of us who obsessed over Jamie xx's 2015 solo effort In Colour are just fine with the extended absence. "On Hold" marks the first single in support of their upcoming third LP, I See You, due out January 13. And if this track is any indication, we're in for a treat.
It seems that whatever went down during their years away has lightened the mood a bit, as the group's notoriously melancholy sound has been traded in for something with a little more bounce. I love it. The production is more along the lines of Jamie's style over the sounds they'd employed on their first two albums. Though they didn't completely abandon their old ways, as the lamenting of a lover who's moved on is the main focus lyrically aka everyone's favorite feel good subject matter.