It’s fair to say that The xx have had a pretty good year. Following the release of their third album I See You in January, the band have headlined festivals across the world and broken records with a seven-night stint at London’s Brixton Academy.
Their extensive tour included a headline set at Berlin’s Lollapalooza festival in September, which was lovingly documented by filmmaker Sylvie Weber and acts as the first in a new series turning the spotlight on the band’s audience. Titled We See You – Berlin, the film follows four local fans as they prep for the festival, waiting hours at the stage before the set and discussing their relationship with The xx’s music.
“My process as a filmmaker speaks to a consistent desire within me to unveil the character within,” Weber explains in a press release. “In the case of We See You, coming across truly engaged and earnest individuals was not difficult. I think we’ve managed to represent in these four stories the feeling of the many millions who are so profoundly affected by the harmonies of Romy, Oliver and Jamie.”
As well as offering portraits of some of the band’s biggest fans, the film presents an intimate side to The xx, from dressing room antics to nervously practicing Say Something Loving en route to the festival.
“A huge thank you to Sylvie Weber for capturing some truly intimate moments,” the band add, “we’re genuinely moved by the incredibly beautiful portraits of our fans. We see you Berlin.”