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Listen to The xx’s new single, ‘On Hold’

The track is taken from the group’s third album, I See You

After teasing fans with a series of 55-second teaser tracks this month, The xx have now shared their long-awaited comeback single, “On Hold”. The track is taken from the group’s third studio album, I See You, and is their first release in over three years.

The full 10-track LP is set to be released on January 13. It’s been described by the group’s label as a “more outward-looking, open and expansive” album, and will apparently represent “a new era for the London trio”. 

“On Hold” is the first track to be released from the album, and samples Hall & Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” from 1981.

Hear it on YouTube below, or stream it on Apple Music or Spotify.