the xx's new video is a love letter to london

The trio release another Alasdair McLellan-directed visual, this time for the single Say Something Loving.

by Ryan White
07 March 2017, 4:36pm

An ode to their hometown of London, the latest music video from The xx brings single Say Something Loving to life, whilst capturing the energy and ennui of teenagedom in a big city.

Shots of young, queer couples in love, Southbank skatepark, the No. 14 to Putney Heath, a party filled with strobe lights, arcades, the underpass in Elephant and Castle, The Coronet and the skyline as the sun sets over the City of London, the visual certainly paints a romantic picture of the band's youth growing up in south west London. "We wanted to celebrate our home town and revisit some of the places that reminds us of our friendship when we were growing up. We're so happy to be back home and so excited to begin our Night + Day residency in Brixton this week!"

Ahead of the launch of Night + Day tomorrow (more information here), watch the video below and fall in love as if you were 16.

Read: In conversation with the photographer behind every page of our 35th Birthday Issue, Alasdair McLellan.


Text Ryan White

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