Girls of Beijing carrying heart-shaped balloons, November 2016.

The xx

It is always happy new when The xx releases something.

Everyone in my family likes listening to the albums – when cooking and eating together, going about the daily tasks at home, or in the car, especially when driving long distances in Italy.

When the first album was released, I played it on repeat at least a hundred times. It is possible I played Intro two hundred times.

The summer of 2015 I listened a lot to the solo album In Colour by Jamie xx. It still makes me want to dance every time I hear it.

And now there’s the latest album, I See You, by the whole group of The xx again. It was released in January and I had an overdose of it back then.

After a good break I am back with it, and the fresh, playful songs feel like a perfect fit for the opening of spring.