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Jamie xx’s ‘Alba’ Closes Out BBC Radio 1 residency set

The pensive track was originally part of an artistic collaboration

Producer Jon Hopkins closed out his BBC Radio 1 residency set Thursday night with a quiet new song from Jamie xx. The track, “Alba,” is a pleasant but slight piece, and its mellow and sparse musing are over really quickly. You can listen to it at about the 58-minute mark here. There’s still no word on when his solo album is going to drop, so hopefully this is a sign that it’ll be sooner rather than later.

Correction: “Alba” is not actually a brand new song. The track was actually part of ‘Continuum,’ a collaboration between Jamie xx, Four Tet, Koreless, and the Spanish experimentalist John Talabot scoring Sofia Mattioli’s performative silent film.