One of our ALL time favorites is finally back with new music! Years & Years dropped their debut single, Sanctify, off their second album yesterday and it is a smash!
The music video is set in Palo Santo, where we see frontman Olly Alexander giving the audition of his life. We aren’t really sure why or what is going on, but we can’t stop watching it! This seems to be part 1 in the series so I’m sure we will find out more.
We have been waiting for Years & Years to release music, and now it is finally here we can’t wait to hear more from them!
One of my favorite bands of the past 2 years, Years & Years, has just released their debut single from their second album. Communion, their debut album, remains one of my favorites to this day so with the release of this single I am more than excited to hear what else they have to offer.
“Meteorite” is pop perfection just like every track and visual they have put out. They give a deeper meaning to pop music which no one delivers at the moment. The track is fun, and bright and just an all around smash.
The best thing I can do with this video is leave it here for you to watch.
I have to take a moment to really give Years & Years some credit. Pop music is missing depth and lyrics lately, but front runner Olly Alexander, has been able to give that back to the music. There is a lot to be said about this video and what it stands for, and it is difficult to put into words, but there is a fantastic interview with the creators and Olly about the whole thing.
Olly had a very meaningful quote in the article that stood out, and I will leave that below. Just watch the video and appreciate the art that is coming back through music.
“We’re all more alike than we are different, but we are multidimensional and sometimes I feel there’s not enough room in the mainstream to express that.” -Olly Alexander
It s about that time for another Artist Spotlight, this one has just sprung up on me a couple of weeks and he goes by the name of Connor Mullally, or Mullally. He hails from the UK and is self described as as an “edgy, zesty, neo-soul” singer, which I think is just the perfect fit for him. He is the perfect blend of Adam Levine and Maverick Sabre, which are both phenomenal vocalists.
Mullally has a certain twang in his voice that gives him such a soulful edge which can easily set him apart from the rest. He doesn’t have much under his belt just yet, a few YouTube covers, and some originals which only were released recently.
I got hooked instantly on Mullally when I heard him sing his original “Lie With me”. The version below has been on repeat since I first came across it. There is some serious vocal talent here, and not to mention the song itself is well written. This guy is a force.
If you liked what you heard above, I have way more on this talent after the jump!
One of my favorite bands to come out of the past 5 years, has definitely been the trio Years & Years. With the song growing in popularity, it is only right that they bring in indie ‘it’ girl, Tove Lo, for the remix of ‘Desire’.
I really hope that his remix gives the push this gem needs to break the USA because they are such a talented band. The song didn’t need any help to begin with, it is a certified smash, but the addition of Tove Lo will give it some more credibility for sure.
If you remember correctly the music video was released in 2014, and they have just given it more life by adding a whole new spin. It follows the song lyrics more closely, almost portraying a giant orgy in a way. I feel like front man Olly Alexander had something to do with the concept of the new video. I love the song either way, and I seriously hope this band does well over here!
Now, I will just wait patiently for new Years & Years music.
This track is going to take over the UK charts in no time! This is probably one of the best pop tracks to come out of 2015 so far, and there really isn’t much else to say except that this band has huge things coming for 2015, and I’m so excited to be a part of this journey!
After hearing ‘Take Shelter’ for the first time, I immediately fell in love with this trio. The 2 songs they do have out, have been on repeat ever since, ‘Desire’ being one of them. This track gives me so much life, and now they have given us visuals to go along with it. There isn’t much else to say about this, but keep an eye on this boys, after performing on Later… With Jools Holland over in the UK, they are definitely on their way to the top. I just hope that soon these guys make it over seas and I get to see them perform live in the US!
After making my first Years & Years post yesterday, the group comes back with another single that premiered on UK radio yesterday called ‘Desire’. Just like their previous track, ‘Take Shelter, ‘Desire’ brings such a UK dance-floor vibe and I love all of it. This is a sick track, bringing influences from every UK genre and combines it. These guys are going to be on my radar for months to come, they are just getting started!
Found out about Years & Years after hearing them being featured on the track ‘Sunlight‘ by The Magician. Now, after doing a little research into their solo work, I found this fantastic track titled ‘Take Shelter’. This track has a very UK dance-floor vibe to it, with it’s reggae feel to it. I’m loving everything about this track, and I have to say Olly, the lead singer, has got quite the voice on him. I’m looking forward to hearing more from these guys and they have my full support, and I hope to see them over here in Dallas very soon!