The xx are used to having cameras on them. Whether it is phones from the thousands of fans in a crowd or professionally as they shoot music videos or do live TV performances, they have gotten used to the presence of being under the spotlight. Now they are flipping that around with a new series We See You that highlights their fans.
The video series, which premiered its first episode today on YouTube, follows select fans and interviews them to see what type of an impact The xx has had on their life. It also has some footage of the actual band, who open up about all sorts of things including their own self-doubt and their memories of being on the other side as a fan, wondering if bands ever saw them in crowds.
The first episode was directed Berlin-based filmmaker Sylvie Weber and features some footage from their fall performance at Lollapalooza Berlin. Weber described her experience speaking to the individuals in the video.
“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,” she says in a statement. “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.”