Oliver Sim of The xx - Hideous Bastard HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
A2Romance With A Memory
A3Sensitive Child
A4Never Here
A5Unreliable Narrator
B2Confident Man
B5Run The Credits

Hideous Bastard HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition

XL Recordings | Item No: 919831
Vinyl LP | 2022 / UK – Original | New
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Oliver Sim didn't actually have the desire to follow in the footsteps of his The xx bandmates Romy Madley Croft and Jamie Smith and start a solo project. Nor did he think he really had the courage to do so. However, when he was working with Jamie xx on a track called "Romance with a Memory," the latter said, "I think you should do a full record." And that was the beginning of the long and painful birth of "Hideous Bastard", Oliver Sim's solo debut album, which will be released on Young on 09.09.22. "For almost three years I asked myself questions and was searching for answers while writing," Sim describes the process of creating the album. The revelation of his HIV disease thematically haunts the record, as it has always overshadowed his life. In that first song, "Hideous," Sim wonders if his disarming honesty will set him free. The hope and tension are reflected in the musical environment he has created with his friend Jamie xx. Oliver began writing and recording songs at home in London, inspired by his fondness for horror films and his own life, tackling themes of fear and shame through the lens of a queer man in his thirties. A few months later, he returned to Jamie with a collection of demos, and the two began producing them together. He enlisted the help of his lifelong hero and current friend Jimmy Somerville, among others, to put the finishing touches on the album, and also spoke with Elton John about his music. Then it was up to French director Yann Gonzales to create a visual world with the short film "Hideous." The film will premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival. "Hideous Bastard" has become an audiovisual event that Oliver Sim would never have thought himself capable of in the beginning, but now the result is all the more impressive.
Item Details
Item No:919831
Artist:Oliver Sim of The xx
Titel:Hideous Bastard HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
Label:XL Recordings
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:UK – Original
Release Date:2022
Available since:07.09.2022
Price:24,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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