Romy has offered an updated on her long-awaited debut album, sharing that it is “very close” to being finished.
Performing on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge today (January 17), Romy was asked on the status of her debut record. “It is actually, and I can say this now, very close to being finished,” she said.
“And it took a bit longer than I thought, and thank you for being patient,” she continued, adding that she was “glad we took our time”.
Romy Madley Croft of The XX performs at All Points East Festival at Victoria Park on May 26, 2018 in London (Picture: Burak Cingi/Redferns)
When asked if the album would be coming out this year, Romy replied: “I mean, yeah, I really hope so. 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.”
“There’s so much love there. It’s been really fun to do some new stuff and learn and have a new experiences like this.”
For Romy’s Live Lounge solo debut, she performed her single ‘Strong’ along with a mashup cover of Stormzy’s ‘Firebabe’ and Harry Styles‘ ‘As It Was’ which interpolated Alice Deejay’s ‘Better Off Alone’.
In November last year, The xx announced a 10 year anniversary re-release of their second album ‘Coexist’.
“That’s the special thing of having records, is that they are a concrete diary, a moment in our friendship,” the band said in a statement.
All three members of The xx also released solo material since their last album together, 2017’s ‘I See You’.
The xx (CREDIT: Press)
Reviewing ‘Lifetime’ in 2020, NME said the single “shows her true colours” on the track, which was a “masterclass in pandemic pop”.
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