“We didn’t want to do that whole cliche of making it really bombastic. We actually take away quite a lot [while recording]. Sometimes we’ll think, “What does this song need?” and then we’ll mute one part and realize it sounds much better. I guess that’s not the way everyone writes. Throughout pop music, you usually have to make the chorus really big, but we have a way of working where everything has to be played live. That’s why there’s not loads and loads of guitars or doubled vocals. That’s really how we make minimal music– we’re making what we can play on stage. It sets limits, which is good.” – Romy Madley-Croft (The xx’s)