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Jamie xx releases first
solo album "In colour"

 

Numéro meets Jamie xx, the electro music sensation discovered in 2005 with his band, The xx.

In his new album In Colour, out today, the young British artist invokes a sunny nostalgia whose hypnotic rhythms take you on an ecstatic voyage between subtle pop and ethereal electro.

Portrait of Jamie xx by Romain Bernardie James

Artwork of In Colour 

 

After starting out with the group The xx, it’s been success all the way for Jamie Smith.

 

Since then, under the pseudonym Jamie xx, the young British musician has made a name for himself remixing, including Adele’s Rolling in the Deep, Florence + the Machine’s You’ve Got the Love and culminating in his 2011 reinterpretation of the album I’m New Here by American legend Gil Scott-Heron. After producing tracks for Drake (a duet with Rihanna) and Alicia Keys, Jamie XX, at a little over 25 years old, has finally decided to bring out the début solo album that everyone’s been waiting for.

 

With In Colour, he sets the tone right away: the music is just as ethereal as ever, but evokes a sunnier, more joyful nostalgia that, far from anaesthetizing the senses, transmits a pure warm feel.

 

On a trip to Paris, Jamie xx concurred: “Escapism, dreaminess, and an alternative to daily life have always been features of the electro music I liked. The ambivalence between the melancholy of certain tracks – echoing the feeling of emptiness that everyone feels at some point in their lives – and the joy they bring when a whole crowd dances to them totally fascinates me. This contrast between melancholy and euphoria is at the heart of my music

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Music Aged 31, Arca is perfectly at home on all registers and brings her own brutality to the crystalline creations of Björk, has collaborated with Kelela, Frank Ocean and FKA twigs, and composes for Kanye West, who refuses to surround himself with rappers. Her strength? Injecting elements of scholarly music into contemporary productions, mixing the codes of opera with the devastating electronic productions of a SOPHIE, philharmonic orchestrations with the minimalist drone of a Oneohtrix Point Never. In short, an exploration of urges, a hyper-sexualisation that is never prosaic and a sovereign randomness that governs most of her compositions.   “Has Arca anticipated the music of tomorrow?” Aged 31, Arca is perfectly at home on all registers and brings her own brutality to the crystalline creations of Björk, has collaborated with Kelela, Frank Ocean and FKA twigs, and composes for Kanye West, who refuses to surround himself with rappers. Her strength? Injecting elements of scholarly music into contemporary productions, mixing the codes of opera with the devastating electronic productions of a SOPHIE, philharmonic orchestrations with the minimalist drone of a Oneohtrix Point Never. In short, an exploration of urges, a hyper-sexualisation that is never prosaic and a sovereign randomness that governs most of her compositions.   “Has Arca anticipated the music of tomorrow?”

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Music During lockdown, Numérocontinues to engage with artists who guide us through our daily life with their music. Today, British singer Declan McKenna unveils all the tricks of his latest studio album “Zeros”, his friendship with the British actor Alex Lawther – known for his roles in “Imitation Game” (2014) and “The End of the F***ing World” (2017-2019) – and his new interests for painting and TikTok. During lockdown, Numérocontinues to engage with artists who guide us through our daily life with their music. Today, British singer Declan McKenna unveils all the tricks of his latest studio album “Zeros”, his friendship with the British actor Alex Lawther – known for his roles in “Imitation Game” (2014) and “The End of the F***ing World” (2017-2019) – and his new interests for painting and TikTok.

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