Musically, the track sees Jamie xx following in the same vein as previously released singles, utilising cut-up vocal elements that sit above a club-ready beat. As per a press release, the song was inspired by London’s Notting Hill Carnival, with Jamie looking back at “the energy of the parties and sound systems” he experienced when first attending the festival as a teenager.
Jamie xx – ‘KILL DEM’
“Been feeling all of the things when testing this track out at festivals this summer, trying to make it the best it could be,” Jamie xx wrote alongside the song’s release on social media. “Many many memorable moments. I’m super happy to release it into the world today.”
The single arrives just a few months before Jamie xx returns to Australia for his first tour of the country since 2016. Jamie will appear at Falls Festival in Melbourne, Byron Bay, and Fremantle, alongside the Heaps Good and Lost Paradise festivals in Adelaide and the NSW Central Coast, respectively.
It’s been more than seven years since the release of Jamie xx’s last studio album, In Colour. During this time, he’s released a new album with The xx, before returning to his solo work in 2020 with new single ‘idontknow’, and harnessing production for the likes of Tyler, The Creator, band mate Oliver Sim, and more.
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