A 55-second track, with no name or credit, was added to the group’s ‘In The Studio’ playlist last night
Last month, The xx revealed that they had begun work on the long-awaited follow-up to their 2012 album, Coexist. The London group – who shared the news in a series of surprise social media posts – also unveiled an ‘In The Studio’ playlist to accompany the announcement. “We wanted to share a playlist of songs we’ve been listening to in the studio,” they wrote at the time. “We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!”
The playlist – which contains tracks from the Velvet Underground, Solange, Björk, Radiohead and Frank Ocean – has been growing ever since it was put on streaming sites, with the group adding new tracks at random intervals. However, last night, a mysterious piece of new music appeared on the list.
The 55-second instrumental is both unnamed and uncredited, and has just a blank white space as a cover image. Whether it is a teaser of new material is yet to be confirmed, but it does have a pretty distinct ‘xx’ feel to it.
Stream the cryptic track below on Spotify, or listen to it on Apple Music here.