After years of silence, The xx are back with ten fresh new tracks in their third studio album, I See You. The band – comprised of lead vocalist and guitarist Romy Madley Croft, bassist Oliver Sim, and percussionist Jamie “xx” Smith – have released tour dates for the album, several of which sold out in minutes. I See You’s release has been both highly demanded and anticipated. Now, it is here, and it is genuinely stunning.
It’s a relatively new tradition – every summer, my mother, sister and I attend cooking classes with Boston native, Terence Janericco. Today, the theme is soup. This is perfect, not only because I have a long-documented love of soup, but also because soups are a staple in my student diet.