Release date: September 2012
Coexist is the second studio album by English indie pop group The XX, released on September 11, 2012 in the U.S. and September 10 elsewhere through Young Turks Records.
Jamie Smith once again took on production duties on the album, which they began work on in early November 2011 before completing the sessions last month. Speaking to NME, singer and guitarist Romy Madley Croft said the new songs show the evolution of the band over the past few years. "I've been thinking that I hope people enjoy it as a separate thing. The first album exists – we're not trying to make it again," she said, before adding: "We've just grown up, and although this isn't a 'grown up' album, we've evolved. It's just us growing a bit more. I hope people enjoy it as a continuation, rather than us trying to make the first album again." She added that although she's "happy we've progressed" the new material is "not prog rock".