Romy’s debut album is “very close” to being finished, and should be with us this year

"I’m really excited and it’s been really fun working with the people I’ve worked with on it."

Romy Madley-Croft of The xx has offered an update on her much-anticipated debut solo album, revealing that it is “very close” to completion.

Speaking on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge today (January 17th), Romy said she was glad to have taken her time to work on the record, and that she was excited to share her “club-inspired, dance-y, emotional” sound with fans.

“I mean, yeah, I really hope so,” she said when asked if the album would be released this year. “That’s not in my control, but I’m really excited and it’s been really fun working with the people I’ve worked with on it. And I’m excited for people to hear it.”

Romy released of her debut solo single ‘Lifetime’ back in 2020. However, Romy has not been idle since then, having also spent time with her bandmates Jamie xx and Oliver Sim to write new music for The xx before Xmas.

“There’s so much love there,” she explained. “It’s been really fun to do some new stuff and learn and have a new experiences like this.”

The trio had previously announced a 10 year anniversary re-release of their second album ‘Coexist’ in November last year and each of the band members has released solo material since their last album together, 2017’s ‘I See You’.

Sim released his first album ‘Hideous Bastard’ in September 2022 and Jamie xx’s most recent solo single, the disco-infused ‘Kill Dem’, also arrived in September.

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