XY&O Return With “One More Night (Lemonade)” & Announce Second EP ‘Powder Rooms’
XY&O return with ‘One More Night (Lemonade)’. The opening single from their second EP ‘Powder Rooms’ that is set for release later this year. The full Powder Rooms EP is about the lives we lead and the marks we leave. It’s about the way we are perceived and the person people want us to be versus the person we really are. The songs draw on a range of first-hand experiences and there is a specific person written into each one:
One More Night (Lemonade) is a song about the motives of those who seek out carnal pleasures and the expectations people have.
The video for One More Night (Lemonade) is directed by British filmmaker Alexander Derby and stars the adult model Lauren Brock. The video shows Lauren standing, gazing into a mirror while slowly the video allows herself to reveal who she really is.
The rest of the EP follows suit with ‘Sky’ – an escapist song, about the desire to find space, psychically and emotionally, and ‘Mesmerised’ is about sheer devotion to another.
XY&O began as a songwriting collaboration between Skip Curtis (vocals), Tudor Davies (production) and Nick Kelly (guitar). Growing up in Cardiff Bay, the trio originally planned on writing songs for other artists but quickly developed their own distinctive haze pop sound. Tudor was studying at Exeter University (3 years ago) when Nick & Skip came down to visit for the weekend from Cardiff. The three of them sitting in a dorm room wrote what would become ‘Low Tide’ – a single that has received support from Drake, Nike & been streamed over 13 million times. The band posted their early demo’s online and quickly attracted the attention of US radio & the music industry. ‘Low Tide’ went straight into Spotify’s Global Viral Chart at number six; and their first EP, ‘Shimmer + Shade’, had begun.