Coexist is the second studio album by English indie pop band the xx. It was released 5 September 2012 by the Young Turks record label. After a break from touring for their 2009 self-titled first album, the xx's band members began to write songs individually before they recorded Coexist from November 2011 to May 2012.
The xx. Released September 5, 2012. Shortcomings aside, you’ll find yourself enjoying Coexist and returning to it. It’s hard not to be disappointed given what came before, but the xx are still a special band, and time could possibly be kinder to their second LP as its place within a longer career comes into focus. For now, they’ve earned the right to make this record. Every band that creates a new world deserves a chance to return to it, to play around some more and see how much inspiration still exists. Asking for a third shot at it, on the other hand, is generally a harder sell.
Coexist is the second studio album by English indie pop group The xx, released on 5 September 2012 by Young Turks. After a break from touring for their 2009 debut album xx, the group's members began writing songs individually before recording the album during November 2011 to May 2012. Guitarist Romy Madley Croft and bassist Oliver Sim drew on personal experiences for their songwriting. Coexist is the second studio album by English indie pop group The xx, released on 5 September 2012 by Young Turks.
The xx announces US tour dates; free album download with purchase of ticket. Media outlets post the track list for the Coexist album. The official version of the single "Angels" appears on Youtube. SongLyrics adds "Angels" lyrics and Coexist tracks.
Label: Young Turks – YT080LPX. Country: UK & Europe. Considering it's such a quiet album there's excessive distortion on the vocals in places, as if the stylus were clogged with fluff (which it isn't!) Reply Notify me Helpful.
The xx exist in a time and space of their own making. In 2009 the south London trio s debut album, xx, quietly made at night over the course of two years, bled steadily into the public consciousness to become shorthand for newly refined ideas of teenage desire and anxiety. Articulated with a maturity beyond their years, its hallmarks were restraint and ambiguity. Where xx lent in close to whisper in your ear, Coexist gazes warmly in your eyes. Above all, though, Coexist is an album of confident adult reflection. Angels, " sung by Romy, is a perfectly distilled love song. Its counter is "Fiction" led by Oliver, a bittersweet ballad that s strength lies in naming its fear. What has changed for The xx? Nothing, and everything.
In the years between their debut and Coexist, the xx's sound took on a life of its own, thanks in large part to Drake's hit duet with Rihanna, "Take Care," which sampled Jamie Smith's collaboration with Gil Scott Heron, We're New Here. That single embodied and popularized the xx's aesthetic to such a degree that on first listen, Coexist can sound like demos for a potential follow-up.
Where xx was an album that got its hooks in you, Coexist becomes a somnolent, in which hooks are conspicuous by their absence. It all works best when the tempo rises (relatively speaking), as on "Tides" and "Swept Away;" still, the pulse races placidly. Coexist's merits are that it pushes the boundaries minimalism whileIt isn't as strong as xx, but that album was exquisite and fresh. Those hoping for The xx to move in a new direction will be disappointed, but those hoping for them to refine their sound will be delighted. Their next album will have to offer something bolder, however because this album has pretty much used up everything that composes the coolness of their sound.
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Keyboards – Romy Madley CroftPerformer [Sample Of "Lilies Of The Nile"] – The Crusaders
Piano – Jamie Smith Synthesizer – Oliver Sim
Organ – Jamie Smith
Steel Drums [Steel Pans], Organ – Jamie Smith
Strings – Charlotte Eksteen, Ivo Stankov, James Underwood, Sarah Chapman
Piano – Jamie Smith
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Young Turks
- Copyright (c) – Young Turks
- Published By – Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
- Mastered At – Black Saloon Studios
- Recorded At – Our Studio
- Mixed At – Our Studio
- Mixed At – XL Studios
- Manufactured By – LLC UK
- Art Direction – Phil Lee , Romy Madley Croft
- Bass, Vocals – Oliver Sim
- Design – Phil Lee , The XX
- Electronic Drums [Beats, Mpc] – Jamie Smith
- Guitar, Vocals – Romy Madley Croft
- Lyrics By – Oliver Sim (tracks: 2 to 11), Romy Madley Croft (tracks: 1 to 2, 4 to 11)
- Mastered By – Mandy Parnell
- Mixed By – Jamie Smith , Rodaidh McDonald
- Music By – Jamie Smith , Oliver Sim, Romy Madley Croft
- Photography By – David Evans
- Producer, Engineer – Jamie Smith
NotesReleased 2012-09-10 in the UK, 2012-09-05 in parts of Europe.
Track 2 contains a sample of the recording "Lilies Of The Nile" as performed by The Crusaders.
There is also a version released in a Digipak Coexist
℗ 2012 Young Turks. © 2012 Young Turks.
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