It’s a real feat to create what Jamie xx does.
In Colour is a contradiction of an album; a celebration of UK club culture and also solitude, an album that is somehow both loud and indescribably quiet at the same time.
Unlike his monochromatic work with The XX, Jamie’s second solo album is bursting with colour - a technicolour rocket taking off into space. Vintage Roland synths buzz their way through the album like a Saturday morning cartoon character on tracks like 'Gosh' and 'Sleep Sound'. Romy and Oliver lend their vocals and provide emotional depth to 'Loud Places' and 'Stranger In A Room', the closest tracks to anyone familiar with The XX’s work.
Jamie’s previous work remixing and producing tracks for other artists only hinted at what was to come. This is a beautiful, joyous album that I’m certain will be a house party staple for quite some time.