Jamie xx’s highly anticipated album In Colour gets a beautiful visualizer treatment for its iTunes preview and fans can stream it now in full.
In Colour includes old favorites like Sleep Sound, Girl, and Gosh, as well as new tracks featuring vocals from his The xx compatriots, Romy and Oliver Smith. Also on the album is his hip hop-tilted track with Young Thug and Popcaan called I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) that pulls a sample from a ’70s soul track by the Persuasions entitled Good Times.
The Rest Is Noise and Obvs, both purely instrumental tracks off the album, resemble his hit All Under One Roof Raving with their uplifting piano and steel drum chords that contrastingly lay against languid basslines.
From hip hop to jungle to traditional house, the album unfolds like a journey through warehouse nightlife. Though it spans multiple influences, his style relies heavily on samples that have been layered past recognition, and they all play a part in recreating the history of dance culture and help paint a picture of that after-hours warehouse feel.
You can pre-order In Colour ahead of its June 2 release and watch the entire visual album here.