:: Everytime one’s thinking they couldn’t get any better, they simply do!
Yesterday, The xx unveiled the second song taken from their upcoming sophomore album ‘Coexist‘, due in September via Young Turks Records. I gotta admit that I was a tiny bit disappointed by the first single Angels. Don’t get me wrong, it is a beautiful and typically xx-like song with breathtaking lead vocals by Romy. Nevertheless I would’ve liked a bit more power and strength for the first single. Chained is all that and more. Vocally led by Oliver Sim and rhythmically driven, the song is about lovers who are drifting apart.
More ‘The xx’ on Music Pickings:
2012, July 17 – First Single: The xx – Angels / New Album: Coexist (2012/09/10)
2012, June 02 – The xx Announce New Album ‘Coexist’ for September
2011, Dec 28 − New Demo Track: The xx – Open Eyes / New Album in 2012
2011, Dec 11 − The xx – Islands