Years & Years; They’ve Done it Again With New Single “Shine”
The trio released their new single on the 11th May called “Shine” and its already got the music world and critics talking.
The band never fail to release a song without a catchy hook to it, this not only being from the lyrical genius work from Olly Alexander but also the rhythm of the song mainly from the Synth work of Emre Turkmen. The song being based on relationships and the first feelings which are made by them with the intense and overwhelming enjoyment but at the same time terrifying side of it.
The song was previewed on Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World who referred to the song as quote “incredible”, which I can only agree.
The band are set to release their debut album on the 10th July called “Communion” and frankly myself and other music lovers alike cannot wait for the release. The name of the album being from the collective of the song titles which feature on it and the background to each song being centred around relationships inspiring a sort of religious vibe to the name. The final song on the album had just been finished on the 9th May 2 days before the new single dropped and as Olly Alexander stated was a relief in that they can now do no more; Emre summing up in that they are just really excited to get the album out to the fans and see what they think.
The band are set to play Glastonbury Festival on the John Peel Stage and their own headline gig at the O2 Shepherds Bush in London for two nights which have completely SOLD OUT. However tickets and a potential meet and greet can be won by tagging their new song Shine on Shazam, details here:
They have also performed a stripped back version of the song as they did with Eyes Shut which sees the band in their element as are natural live performers.
To sum up it has to be said that these guys are going to be big in 2015 as already are now with current chart success. If you do ever get a chance to see them live it is a must and you will not regret it.
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Written by Andrew Bottomley