The XX Drop "Say Something Loving," Romy Announces Engagement

The XX Drop "Say Something Loving," Romy Announces Engagement

The new year will be full of love and love songs for the xx with two recent announcements.

The new year will be full of love and love songs for the xx with two recent announcements.

Text: Ian David Monroe

To kick off 2017, the xx have released the second single off their highly-anticipated album, I See You. The track, "Say Something Loving," further hints that the band's sound has moved in a more upbeat dance-heavy direction, which veers significantly from their minimalistic and downbeat discography. This change in sound is likely due to Jamie xx, whose solo records lean heavily on dance music samples and reached number 3 on U.K. charts.

Following the track's release, the band's female vocalist, Romy Madley Croft, announced her engagement to longtime girlfriend Hannah Marshall. It's unclear when the proposal by Marshall was made, but given the timing of the posting, it appears to be a New Year's engagement. Marshall is a designer and visual artist who has worked closely with the xx, as well as fellow U.K. acts Florence + the Machine and Jessie Ware.

SHE SAID YES! 💍

A photo posted by HANNAH MARSHALL (@hannahmarshall_______) on

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