The xx have released a statement regarding their song “Intro” being used in an advertisement by U ime obitelji, a Croatian organization against same sex marriage.
It protectively reads:
“It has come to our attention that our music has been used without our permission in a promotional advert by the Croatian organisation “U ime obitelji”. We wish to state that we didn’t, and would never, approve the use of our music by this organisation. To be clear, we unconditionally support the equal right to marriage regardless of sexuality.
xx The xx”
Unfortunately, this organization (whose name translates The Name of the Family) has garnered enough signatures in a recent petition to force a referendum on an equal marriage ban.
The upside? The advertisement has since been taken down.
The xx are releasing their self-titled debut and sophomore Coexist on multiple 7-inch vinyl as a collectable box sets & are available for pre-order here.