New Jamie xx – “Gosh” Video feat. real hi-res deep-space photos
This is promising and we cant wait to have the full new album in our filthy hands…
Last month, when the xx’s production mastermind Jamie xx announced his debut solo album In Colour, he shared a couple of new tracks: “Loud Places,” a lovely collaboration with his xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft, and the impressionistic dancefloor banger “Gosh.” “Loud Places” already got a video, and now “Gosh” has one, too. For the clip, director Erik Wernquist used real hi-res deep-space photos from sources like NASA and used them to tell a story about space exploration, imagining how it might look if people came to another planet. The video takes its time, but once it gets going, it’s full of stunningly beautiful images. Check it out below. [via Stereogum]
In late 2010, a Jamie xx remix of the song “NY Is Killing Me” from Gil Scott-Heron‘s last album I’m New Here aired on radio stations across the UK and Europe. The remix of “I’ll Take Care of U” followed in January 2011. Both singles drew the attention of the general public and the critics. They set the way for a 13-track remix album entitled We’re New Here, produced entirely by Jamie xx and credited to “Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx”. The album was released on 21 February 2011 on the XL Records label, but a full-album preview could be streamed on the website of The Guardian as early as 14 February. We’re New Here received critical acclaim and was named “a cohesive, considered masterpiece in its own right” by BBC‘s Ele Beattie.
On 6 June 2011 the two-track self-produced single “Far Nearer“/”Beat For” was released. The song “Far Nearer” was selected Best New Track by Pitchfork Media, and the double A-side single charted at number 128 on the UK Singles Chart. Later the same year, Smith produced the title track off Drake‘s second album, Take Care, which features pop singer Rihanna. In addition, Smith helped create several reworks for Radiohead‘s song “Bloom” which were released on a remix album entitled TKOL RMX 1234567. He also co-produced the song “When It’s All Over” with Alicia Keys on her Girl on Fire album. In 2014, he announced an upcoming collaboration with John Talabot on Tim Sweeney’s Beats in Space online radio show. In 2014 he released the singles “Girl/Sleep Sound” and “All Under One Roof Raving”.