The xx have released the single ‘I Dare You’, taken from their acclaimed, No.1 album ‘I See You’ – and it’s available to listen to now on the Shoot Music – New Releases Playlist.
Directed by Alasdair McLellan, in collaboration with The xx and CALVIN KLEIN Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons, the track’s video was filmed in Los Angeles at Lloyd Wright’s Sowden house and John Lautner’s Rainbow House and continues The xx’s longstanding visual collaboration with McLellan, who also directed the band’s ‘On Hold’ and ‘Say Something Loving’ videos, in addition to their collaboration on the It Could Be Love photo book zine.
Raf Simons also has had a longstanding appreciation of The xx and was drawn to the band’s recent work with McLellan. Seeing a connection between the videos and his own work at CALVIN KLEIN, Simons was pleased to collaborate on the third video of the trilogy, lending his eye to the architectural and atmospheric elements and utilizing an eclectic cast including Millie Bobby Brown, Ashton Sanders, Paris Jackson, Lulu and Ernesto Cervantes.
Released in January via Young Turks, The xx’s third album ‘I See You’ has been their biggest critical and commercial success to date, reaching No.1 in charts around the world. In June, the band also released a deluxe version of the album online, featuring three new songs: ‘Naïve’, ‘Seasons Run’ and ‘Brave For You (Marfa Demo)’.
Meanwhile, following a prestigious Main Stage slot as main support to Radiohead at the Glastonbury Festival, The xx will continue to perform live across the globe throughout the rest of 2017, performing in the UK, Europe, and North America.
Formed in 2005, The xx are Romy Madley Croft (guitar, vocals), Oliver Sim (bass, vocals) and Jamie Smith (beats, MPC, production), also known as Jamie xx.