OLIVER SLIM (The xx) Announces Solo Album And Shares Spine-Chilling Single ‘HIDEOUS’

New striking strokes

25 May 2022

Bassist/vocalist OLIVER SLIM of British alt synth/pop act The xx
has announced his debut solo LP named HIDEOUS BASTARD .
It will be out on 9th September.

New single: HIDEOUS

Slim: “I realised I’d been circling around one of the things that has probably caused me the most fear and shame. My HIV status. I’ve been living with HIV since I was 17 and it’s played with how I’ve felt towards myself, and how I’ve assumed others have felt towards me, from that age and into my adult life.

“So, quite impulsively, I wrote about it on a song called Hideous. I thought I could release it into the world and be done with it. After playing the song to my mum, being the protective and wise mum that she is, she gave me some of the best advice I’ve ever received. She suggested that I spend some time having conversations with people in my life first. Either people I hadn’t told yet, or people I had told but hadn’t wanted to talk much further on it. Since writing Hideous, I’ve spent the past two years having those conversations, which was difficult and uncomfortable to start with, but has allowed me to feel a lot freer and has only strengthened my relationship with myself and with the people in my life.”

This is spine-chilling…

OLIVER SLIM: Instagram