British band The xx has a new album coming out on January 13 but they recorded much of it in the U.S. – specifically Marfa, Texas, founded as a railroad water stop but which has since become a major destination and center for minimalist art.
It’s the setting of the video for their new track “On Hold” which was directed by Alasdair McLellan and celebrates sex, youth, and the carefree days of high school.
“Today we get to share our new video for ‘On Hold’ with you! The video is directed by the brilliant Alasdair McLellan, whose work we all adore… It was filmed in Marfa, Texas, a very special place to us, where we wrote and recorded some of our new album. We have a lot of love and respect for the people of the USA, having played hundreds of shows across the country over the past years. We hope this video reflects just some of the warmth and acceptance we have encountered there.”