Following yesterday’s video release in conjunction with the announcement of the cancellation of their ‘Night + Day’ Festival in Iceland, it has been a pretty busy week for The xx. This follows an incredibly busy year, so perhaps we shouldn’t be so surprised.
It looks like it is about to get a lot busier though as they release the, quite frankly, epic video for new I See You track ‘I Dare You’ in collaboration with Calvin Klein CEO Raf Simons. Billed as ‘a love letter to Los Angeles’ the band perform by a pool as a fragmentation of conversations erupts between a cast of teenagers. When we say teenagers we mean Millie Bobby Brown from Stranger Things, Paris Jackson from the balls of MJ… and so on. Not your average lot.
The xx: “We are so happy to share our new video for ‘I Dare You’. Our love letter to Los Angeles, a city close to our hearts, where we wrote and recorded parts of our album I See You. This is the third video our friend, the wonderful Alasdair McLellan, has directed for us. He collaborated with a hero of ours, Raf Simons, on the creative concept and direction. It was amazing to work with both of them and such a pleasure to meet and work with Millie, Paris, Ashton, Lulu and Ernesto! Thank you to Calvin Klein and everyone involved. We hope you enjoy watching! xx The xx”