The xx #3 - Open Eyes

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Unless you've been on Mars since 2008 chances are you're fully familiar with London's The xx, since 2009's self titled debut sent them through the blogosphere and into the homes of millions of households worldwide, members Romy xx and Jaime xx have since leant their names to various projects and the latter as a highly successful solo artist in his own right, on Christmas day whilst most of us were tucking into excessive Xmas dinner and pudding they treated us to the first glimpse of the studio sessions for the follow-up...

"Open Eyes", a demo track that may or may not find itself on their forthcoming second album is a typically sparse track, perhaps even more so in this unfinished form, characteristically xx, intimate and melancholic with Romy's hauntingly beautiful vocals and a singular, minimalist guitar backing. I'm sure the album is a lot of peoples most anticipated of 2012, I'm certainly looking forward to hearing it...

The xx have already been announced for Primavera festival in June, I'm sure many more festivals appearance and live shows are to follow.

The xx - Open Eyes (Demo)