Matthew Thornhill, the managing director of Young Turks, has confirmed that "all of The xx are working on solo projects".
Back in January, The xx revealed to fans that they had been working on new music, but didn't specify if it was as a group or individually. They wrote, "We’ve all been working on new music, can’t wait to share it with you!"
Young Turks managing director Matthew Thornhill seems to have cleared that confusion up in a new interview with Music Week, as he confirmed that all three members are working on solo material. Thornhill said, "At the moment, all of The xx are working on solo projects. Young Turks artists always collaborate together and The xx are no different, Romy and Oliver both sung on Jamie’s record, Jamie is producing tracks, along with other people, for Romy and Oliver, so there’s a lot of collaboration between the band. They’re all working independently and hopefully some of that will see the light of day this year from all of them."
The update comes after Jamie xx released his first solo track in five years, "Idontknow", in April. Jamie xx has also been busy working on other projects too, having featured on Headie One's "Smoke" song, as well as gaining a co-producer credit on The Avalanches' "Wherever You Go" song from last month.