The xx, Lost In Tokyo
“Angels” performed from the hotel
Last July, inspired by the views from the 33rd floor of their hotel in Tokyo, The xx decided to call their friend Jamie-James Medina to record them performing a bare version of “ Angels”. The truth is that the bulk of the music falls to Romy’s voice and fingers, as Oliver and Jamie are relegated to the role of mere spectators. Somewhere between a live performance, video clip and short film (Sim’s pose on the bed looks very “Lost In Translation”), this piece is a wonderful appetiser for “Coexist”; which will soon–11th September– be with us.