On their self titled debut album, the xx delivered a whopping to audiences with the purring voices of Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim. Though they lack a drummer, the xx seemed to do what other bands didn’t: they manipulated the light, airy negative space better than anyone else around. Now, on their latest single, the xx seems to have done something new. Angels, off their new album Coexist, has everything we ever loved about the band, Madley Croft’s airy voice at the front of the track and loads of empty space to create intimacy with the audience. But then, a distant snare rolls into the background, providing an ominous element that is different than any of their other tracks. Perhaps this is an indication of a style evolution. We just hope they don’t change too much because we’ve grown to love them just as they are.
This is not a drill: Beyoncé is heading on tour.
On Wednesday, the superstar singer announced her eagerly awaited “Renaissance World Tour” is coming with a post on her verified Instagram account. On her official site, she states that the tour will kick off in Stockholm, Sweden, in May and span Europe before hitting Philadelphia in July. Currently, the tour concludes in New Orleans at Caesars Superdome in September. A tour announcement for Beyoncé’s seventh album, “Renaissance,” was long anticipated by her devoted fan base, the Bey Hive. In 2018, she and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, toured 48 cities across North America and Europe as part of the “On the Run II” tour.