The xx‘s Oliver Sim has dropped his first-ever solo single, ‘Romance With A Memory’.
Produced by bandmate Jamie xx, it comes alongside a lyric video starring artists and drag performers Charity Kase, HoSo Terra Toma, Gena Marvin, which you can check out below.
“I’m thrilled, excited, ecstatic, over-caffeinated and overjoyed to be sharing “Romance with a Memory” with you all,” says Sim. “Terrifyingly, this is the first song I’ve ever released under my own name, I really hope you all enjoy it. Produced by my dear older brother Jamie xx.
“P.S,” he continues, “still very much in a loving and happy relationship/band with Romy and Jamie.”
After The xx’s 2017 album ‘I See You’, the band’s three members made a conscious decision to take some time to themselves. After a period of rest Sim began to work on solo material. Taking inspiration from his love of horror films and his own life, Sim put together a handful of demos and brought them to bandmate Jamie xx to flesh out.
‘Romance with a Memory’ was one of the first songs he wrote, and the first song he and Jamie worked on together. A press release confirms more new music is “imminent”.