The xx Release “I Dare You” video

Directed by Alasdair McLellan in Collaboration with CALVIN KLEIN’S Raf Simons

The xx today release a brand new music video for “I Dare You.” Taken from their acclaimed, number one album I See You, the “I Dare You” video is directed by Alasdair McLellan in collaboration with The xx and CALVIN KLEIN Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons. The video was filmed in Los Angeles at Lloyd Wright’s Sowden house and John Lautner’s Rainbow House and continues The xx’s longstanding visual collaboration with McLellan, who also directed the band’s "On Hold" and "Say Something Loving" videos, in addition to their collaboration on the It Could Be Love photo book zine.

Raf Simons also has had a longstanding appreciation of The xx— Jamie Smith, Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim— and was drawn to the band’s recent work with McLellan. Seeing a connection between the videos and his own work at CALVIN KLEIN, Simons was pleased to collaborate on the third video of the trilogy, lending his eye to the architectural and atmospheric elements and utilizing an eclectic cast including Millie Bobby Brown, Ashton Sanders, Paris Jackson, Lulu and Ernesto Cervantes.

Watch the “I Dare You” video HERE

Speaking about the video, the band say:

“We are so happy to share our new video for 'I Dare You’. Our love letter to Los Angeles, a city close to our hearts where we wrote and recorded parts of our album I See You. This is the third video our friend, the wonderful Alasdair McLellan, has directed for us. He collaborated with a hero of ours, Raf Simons, on the creative concept and direction. It was amazing to work with both of them and such a pleasure to meet and work with Millie, Paris, Ashton, Lulu and Ernesto! Thank you to CALVIN KLEIN and everyone involved. We hope you enjoy watching! xx The xx”

Released in January via Young Turks, The xx’s third album I See You has been their biggest critical and commercial success to date, reaching number one in charts around the world. On Friday, the band also released a deluxe version of the album online, featuring three new songs: “Naïve,” “Seasons Run” and “Brave For You (Marfa Demo).”

Meanwhile, following a prestigious Main Stage slot as main support to Radiohead at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday (https://youtu.be/terwtMv4FYI?list=PLlJ6mcpK7uj5wwcEePqnU5OOYG5eTJeIY), The xx will continue to perform live across the globe. All the dates below, with further information from http://thexx.info/tour/

For more information, please contact Carla Sacks, Cami Opere or Reid Kutrow at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

 

The xx Live 2017

Jun 29 ///Roskilde Festival ///Roskilde, Denmark
July 1 ///Open'er Festival ///Gdynia, Poland
Jul 6 ///NOS Alive ///Lisbon, Portugal
Jul 10 /// Postepay Sound Rock In Roma /// Rome, Italy
Jul 21 ///Splendour in the Grass ///North Byron Parklands, Australia
Jul 25 /// Singapore Indoor Stadium /// Kallang, Singapore
Jul 28-30 ///Fuji Rock Festival /// Niigata, Japan
Jul 29-30 /// Holiday Land Festivall /// Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Aug 5 /// Lollapalooza /// Chicago, IL
Aug 10 /// Oya Festival /// Oslo, Norway
Aug 10-12 ///Way Out West Festival /// Gothenburg, Sweden
Aug 12 ///Flow Festival /// Helsinki, Finland
Aug 14 /// Sunset Festival ///Tallinn, Estonia
Aug 15 ///Sunset Festival ///Sigulda, Latvia
Aug 17 ///Pukklepop Festival /// Hasselt, Belgium
Aug 18-20 /// Lowlands Festival /// Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
Aug 25 /// Zürich Openair ///Zürich, Switzerland
Aug 27 /// Rock En Seine /// St. Cloud, France
Aug 29 ///SWG3 Galvanizers Yard /// Glasgow, United Kingdom
Aug 30 /// SWG3 Galvanizers Yard /// Glasgow, United Kingdom
Sep 1 ///Electric Picnic /// Stradbally, Ireland
Sep 7-10 ///Bestival, Dorset /// United Kingdom
Sep 10 /// Lollapalooza Festival /// Berlin, Germany
Sep 24 /// Life is Beautiful Festival /// Las Vegas, NV
Sep 26 /// Golden 1 Center /// Sacramento, CA
Sep 27 ///Santa Barbara Bowl /// Santa Barbara, CA
Sep 29 /// The Forum /// Inglewood, CA
Oct 3 /// Starlight Theatre /// Kansas City, MO
Oct 6-8 /// Austin City Limits Festival /// Austin, TX
Oct 9 ///Red Rocks Amphitheatre /// Morrison, CO
Oct 10 /// The Great Saltair ///Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 12 /// The Criterion /// Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 13-15 ///Austin City Limits Festival /// Austin, TX
Oct 13-15 /// III Points Festival ///Miami, FL
Oct 17 ///Coca-Cola Roxy /// Atlanta, GA
Oct 19 ///Champions Square /// New Orleans, LA
Oct 21 /// Live Out Fest /// Monterrey, Mexico
Nov 18-19 ///Corona Capital Festivall /// Mexico City, Mexico

 


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