The xx‘s Oliver Sim has released a new solo song called “GMT.”
The track finds Sim “pining over a love back home, thousands of miles apart on different time zones.” It was recorded in collaboration with his xx bandmate Jaime xx and samples “Smile” by The Beach Boys‘ Brian Wilson.
“I’d chased [Jaime] to Australia to escape the British winter,” Sim shares. “We worked in Sydney and road tripped down to Byron Bay, stopping at secluded beaches and listening to a lot of The Beach Boys and Brian Wilson on the way.”
“GMT” will appear on Sim’s upcoming debut solo album Hideous Bastard, due out September 9. It also includes the previously released songs “Romance with a Memory,” “Hideous” and “Fruit.”
The xx’s most recent album is 2017’s I See You.
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