Watch the xx Roam Around Marfa in New Music Video for "On Hold"

Watch the xx Roam Around Marfa in New Music Video for "On Hold"

The band shares the first music video for its highly-anticipated new album.

The band shares the first music video for its highly-anticipated new album.

Text: Ian David Monroe

Today, the xx have shared the music video for “On Hold,” off their forthcoming album I See You. The film was directed by photographer Alasdair McClellan and shot in Marfa, Texas, a growing hub for alternative artists, and the perfect location for McClellan’s suburban nostalgia aesthetic.

The film follows the band as they inject themselves into the lives of (presumed) locals, creating a quiet intimacy that parallels the band’s new sound. Where past xx music felt distant, here it feels like home.

On the piece, the band released the following statement:

“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... It was filmed in Marfa, Texas, a very special place to us, where we wrote and recorded some of our new album. We have a lot of love and respect for the people of the USA, having played hundreds of shows across the country over the past years. We hope this video reflects just some of the warmth and acceptance we have encountered there.”

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