The xx : Angels
The xx release Angels ahead of sophomore album Coexist, out September 7. Their trademark minimalism hits a golden new height here, thanks to Romy’s voice. Her rich, aching, understated song is barely dressed, but for the occasional shimmer of cymbals and the faintest whisper of bass and guitar. This is magic, like dusk, holding your breath while the light fades, too-strong emotions still trapped in your chest. Lovely, lovely, lovely.