The xx have shared a new short film titled We See You — Berlin, which highlights "beautiful portraits” of their fans via a series of intimate interviews.
We See You — Berlin is the first in a collection of short films in the We See You series that “celebrates the incredibly close bond between The xx and their fans”, with each episode focusing on a different part of the world.
The first episode was directed by Berlin-based filmmaker Sylvie Weber and features live footage from The xx’s headline set at Berlin’s Lollapalooza festival in September, plus interviews with fans who attended the show. Weber described what it was like to interview these individuals:
“In the case of ‘We See You’, coming across truly engaged and earnest individuals was not difficult, the vulnerability that The xx expose in their music is the basis for their incredibly close connection to the fans themselves. I think we've managed to represent in these four stories the feeling of the many millions who are so profoundly affected by the harmonies of Romy, Oliver and Jamie.”
Back in January The xx released their third album ‘I See You’ to the acclaim from both critics and fans. Romy also hinted they plan to release their "techno tunes" in the future. The band toured the world throughout 2017 and we can expect more footage from the recent tour to appear in the following episodes in the We See You short film series.
Watch We See You — Berlin below.
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