Published Apr 15, 2020Jamie xx has returned with a new single, marking his first solo release since his acclaimed 2015 full-length debut In Colour.
Titled "Idontknow," you can hear The xx producer's latest in the player below. Arriving today through Young Turks, the song had previously been featured in live sets from Ben UFO, Four Tet, Caribou and more.
"Idontknow" also arrives alongside a video created by Irish choreographer Oona Doherty. As Jamie xx explains in the video's description, "I reached out to [Doherty] (in the blue polo shirt here) to be in my next video. She sent back these clips of her and her friends." Doherty also included a note you can read in full below.
The official arrival of "Idontknow" comes alongside news of a physical release. The track will be pressed to a 12-inch vinyl available exclusively via independent retailers on May 1 in the U.K., with the rest of the world to follow.
Jamie xx recently featured on Headie One and Fred Again's GANG mixtape. On the first day of 2020, The xx revealed plans to release new music within the year.
Oona Doherty on "Idontknow":
I was in Belfast with no money, lucky enough to get a free studio, So I asked for people to come in listen to your track and have a dance. Their not models, Their not actors, Their not influencer's, Just good chums who were willing to show up for nothing and dance for one night. Their Legends I heard you'd had a rough year. And when its rough the music and the art goes away for a little bit. And now you've has made this…. I think it important that you see, some just, normal folk, honestly reacting to your music. Their not perfect, Insta shiny, but theirs feeling it. And no matter what happens look how your music moves people! releases' them, gets them riled up, full of beauty, awkwardness, pain, guilt and pleasure! Whatever the video ends up being I just wanted you to see this. And even if we never meet and even if times are hard, just remember, I am, my friends are and lots of people are moving and shaking and making a dick out of selves, letting loose, because of your sound. It a powerful thing. Be proud chum. Don't doubt. Its good Your good - Oona