The xx's Oliver Sim says he had to tell his mum not to worry about his mental state after she read his band's lyrics and was concerned by how bleak they sounded.
Speaking in an exclusive interview in our brand new issue, Q315 which went on sale this week, the singer/ bassist admits he had to tell his family they were barking up the wrong tree after being struck by the darkness of new album Coexist (out 10 September).
"My mum reads the lyrics and asks if she should be worried," Sim tells Q. "Please, no one worry about me, I'm happy! I just connect with the sadder songs, my favourite songs are devastating."
The bassist does admit though he found one thing about The xx depressing - how much the band's music gets used on TV, on everything from Newsnight to soap opera.
"Intro ended up on cookery shows and the election," he explains. "It was a bit much!"
10:07 AM | 30/08/2012
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