In the new video for “Islands” from London trio the xx, a short snippet of choreography plays over and over. The whole thing seems mighty repetitive until you realize the dancers are changing things up ever so slightly with each new take, realizing the dissolution of a relationship by way of conceptual movements. Artful! Meanwhile, the xx sit in the middle of the fray, looking as beautifully bored as you may expect.
The video was directed by Saam Farahmand