The xx share 'On Hold' video from upcoming album I See You

Roisin O'Connor
Tuesday 29 November 2016 09:43 GMT

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The xx have unveiled a music video for their song 'On Hold' off their upcoming album I See You and it's making us all nostalgic.

Directed by Alasdair McLellan, who shot Adele's album art for 25, it depicts life during high school in Marfa, Texas, where part of the album was recorded.

Watch the video below:

Jame xx takes on his role as the DJ for a house party, with Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim both singing into phones.

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It captures the heady, summer vibe of the song itself, and alternates between shots of teenage life - school cheerleaders, drinking, parties, hook-ups - with footage of the band themselves.


The group wrote: "Today we get to share our new video for 'On Hold' with you! The video is directed by the brilliant Alasdair McLellan, whose work we all adore.

"We have a lot of love and resepct for the people of the USA, having played hundreds of shows across the country over the past years. We hope this video reflects some of the warmth and acceptance we have encountered there."

'On Hold' will also be available as a 7" single. The video was released after their Saturday Night Live gig earlier in November.

I See You, the third album from The xx, is set for release on 13 January.

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