It goes without saying that we LOVE The xx. So when we saw an email saying that Jaime xx (we guess they’re like the Ramones now?) remixed some songs by New York legend Gil Scott-Heron, we knew we’d love it!
In February 2010, Gil Scott-Heron released I’m New Here, his first album in thirteen years. In August 2009, as a member of The xx (and the album’s producer) Jamie xx released his debut album “xx”. In the months following the release of xx, whilst on the road, Jamie – being a keen Gil Scott-Heron fan – reworked 13 tracks from the I’m New Here sessions.
We’re New Here is the result. It’s out on the 21st February 2011. NY Is Killing Me is the first song to be debuted from “We’re New Here”. You can check out the video for NY Is Killing Me here here.