Monday 11 May 2015

Years & Years - Shine

Looking back over the past year or so, it's crazy to see how far Years & Years have come. I still remember them tweeting me back when I asked about a future album almost three years ago, a time when they had in the region of only 3000+ twitter followers. Fast forward to a time when their now almost a household name, gaining consistent daytime radio play and proud winners of BBC's Sound of 2015 poll, Years & Years return with their latest single, Shine. Picking up where Worship left off, the trio continue to blend a scintillating blend of luscious pop sensibilities with a futuristic approach to songwriting. With plenty more intrinsic layering and heady vocalism, the London-based outfit almost certainly know where they're heading with another sensational genre hopping masterpiece. “The metaphor of ‘shine’ and ‘shining’ comes from the way somebody can make you feel totally brand-new and special and re-made in the light of their love, but how that can feel incredibly unstable and overwhelming and make you want to destroy yourself,” explains lead singer Olly Alexander on its conception. Take a listen below for yourselves with a list of upcoming tour dates.

Shine is taken from the band's forthcoming LP 'Communion' due for release July 10 through Polydor. You can Pre-Order the record here:

Communion Tracklist:
1. Foundation 2. Real 3. Shine 4. Take Shelter 5. Worship 6. Eyes Shut 7. Ties
8. King 9. Desire 10. Untitled 11. Without 12. Border 13. Memo

Live Dates
19/05 Fibbers, York
20/05 Liquid Room, Edinburgh
23/05 Southampton Common, Southhampton
01/06 O2 Academy2, Oxford
02/06 The Junction, Cambridge
03/06 The Lemon Grove, Exeter
12/06 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
13/06 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire


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