Years & Years are Olly Alexander [vocals/keys], Mikey Goldsworthy [bass] and Emre Turkmen [synths/beats] from London. Nearly a year has passed since their last single/EP Real, but now they have their new single King out. The three have been hotly tipped on first position on the BBC’s Sound of 2015 longlist two months ago.
King was officially released in the UK on March 01, 2015 via Polydor Ltd. The track is available as digital single from iTunes and Google Play. The single release will be followed by a remix EP soon – pre-order your copy here.
In North America, King was released on February 03, 2015 featured on the four-track EP Y & Y. Find the tracklist below and buy your copy here.
The official video for the song is directed by Nadia (Rae Morris, The 1975). It was filmed in Los Angeles with choreography by Ryan Heffington (Sia’s Chandelier, Arcade Fire’s We Exist) – watch the clip above. On occasion of the video premiere over at Buzzfeed, frontman Olly Alexander said: “As a band, we’ve always wanted to use choreography in a video – something that was a bit unusual and I knew Ryan would be the guy to work with.”
Tracklist [US only]:
02. Take Shelter