Video of the Moment #250: the xx

By on Friday, 21st May 2010 at 6:00 pm

Continuing on with their thematically dark videos, the xx have a new one for their song ‘Islands’. Directed by Saam, it’s described on YouTube as ‘the xx in video purgatory’. Somehow, I get the feeling the band doesn’t really like filming things like this. The first time I saw this, I thought, okay, the video equivalent of motion sickness. But if you watch this closely a couple times, you might catch on to the subtle changes and symbolism going on behind Romy, Jamie and Oliver.

This promo has been around on the internet for a couple weeks now, but I’m posting it now in celebration as I just saw the video on MTV America this week. Finally!


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