The xx - 'Chained' [Listen]
The latest track to be taken from The xx's forthcoming new album, Coexist, has surfaced. If you're a fanboy (or fangirl) of the group, then it's likely you've heard this track already through the countless live videos found on youtube, but we happy to finally present you with a studio version of it.
The great thing about The xx is that their production is really key, yet they manage to make it sound great live too. In the case of 'Chained', we actually prefer the live versions, but you can't please everyone.
Coexist is released on September 10th via Young Turks.
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