The xx’s Oliver Sim Shares New Single ‘Fruit’

    Oliver Sim, the bassist and vocalist of the xx, has shared his second solo track. ‘Fruit’ follows last month’s ‘Romance With a Memory’ and was once again produced by Sim’s bandmate Jamie xx. Sim has also announced his first-ever run of solo shows set for May in London, Paris, Berlin, New York, and Los Angeles. Check out the music video for ‘Fruit’, directed by Knife + Heart‘s Yann Gonzalez, below.

    Talking about the new track, Sim said in a statement: “My new song produced by Jamie xx. Music video directed by one of my absolute favourite directors: the sexy, hilarious, scary and soulful Yann Gonzalez. Dig in and I hope you enjoy. In five weeks’ time I will be playing my first ever solo shows in London, Paris, Berlin, New York and L.A. Joined by some very talented new friends. I’ll be playing my extensive back catalogue of two songs and something extra 😉 Come see me.”

    Gonzalez added: “Oliver and I have so much in common: we love pop culture, horror films and we used to be femme kids before turning into proud queer adults. So, when he asked me to work on his poignant solo tracks, most of the ideas popped up quite naturally and the “Fruit” video became this magic tale of liberation that the lyrics and the emotionally driven music already implied. The song and the TV show here are like a multi-faceted mirror where Oliver and the kid, the live performance with its crew and flirtatious TV host, the 35mm film and the Ikegami video all shine and merge in order to create the same exhilarating feeling of being freed.”

    Oliver Sim 2022 Tour Dates:

    May 10 London, England – Shoreditch Town Hall
    May 11 Paris, France – Gaite Lyrique
    May 13 Berlin, Germany – SchwuZ
    May 15 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
    May 17 Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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