Young Queer Rural Texas Love Shines In New ‘xx’ Video
Some things we remember about being teenagers: angst, lots of angst; countless hours spent on the phone (followed by the revolutionary advent of AIM); hormones firing off like the 4th of July. Oh, and team sports were peripherally a thing, specifically campus football.
Calculating these elements against the new video for “On Hold” by British band The xx, and — hold on, the results are still rendering — ah yes, just as we expected. This is one totally youthful feelgasm, with the only modern twist being a reflection of today’s pansexual revolution.
The track is off the band’s forthcoming January album, and was shot in Marfa, Texas, which is an international hub for minimalist art, of all things.