Deluxe Edition Limited Box Set: LP, 12", CD Album, CD Enhanced
Young Turks (2017) EU
- Deluxe Box Set: Silver mirri board debossed hard box containing the album on 180g heavyweight vinyl, with an extra 12” including 3 bonus tracks, CD version of the album, enhanced CD featuring a live video of ‘Brave For You (Marfa Demo)’, and 3 exclusive prints by Alasdair McLellan.
I See You is marked by a tonal shift to something close to pure, crisp pop structure, adorned by unusual crescendos that echo a dexterous DJ inching their dancer toward climax without ever quite lifting the house lights. Its lyric sheet moves from the danger and hopelessness of love to its deliciousness and rapture; a move into a more outward looking proposition.
I See You is recognizably still The xx but is now powered by the voluble ambition of its three perfect counterweights to one another starting to not just realize but harness their full potential. You might even want to think of the decisive move from Joy Division to New Order here, too.