“I feel excited to try something new...”

The xx singer Romy Madley Croft has conformed plans for a new solo album.

The band have been busy working on new material, while Jamie xx recently unveiled solo cut 'Idontknow'.

Speaking to fans on Instagram Live, Romy played a solo version of the group's song 'Angels'.

She then offered an update on The xx, and their next project: “We are making new music, we’re very much a band and we still love each other very much...”

Romy continued: “Oliver and Jamie are my best friends and always will be. I wanted to thank you cos I know that we are a bit slow at putting out music, I know we take our time so thank you for your patience cos I know it’s a bit annoying.”

The singer then played new solo song 'Weightless', before confirming she was working on an album under her own name.

The record will be “fun”, she says, harnessing the power of club classics while aiming to be "more upbeat" than The xx.

“We are going to be releasing new music but, in the meantime, the exciting – for me – bit of news I wanted to share with you is for the past couple years I’ve been writing a lot of songs for other people, writing a lot of songs for myself,” she explained.

“I ended up with all these songs so I’m going to release a solo album under my name. It’s just going to be under Romy. I’m hopefully going to be releasing it soon. I have loads of songs and I feel excited to try something new.”

She added: “I’m excited to make it a lot more upbeat. It’s going to be fun.” Explaining a bit more about her inspirations, Romy said: “I guess one of the main inspirations and things that I love is club classics – Ibiza house, trance music, stuff that you can really dance to but also sing along to. What I realised was a lot of those club classics are big songs as well as just being fun to dance to.”

More on this as it gets confirmed.

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