London electro-pop trio Years & Year release second single ‘Real’, on Kitsuné on Feb 17th. Co-produced by Lxury, B-side is by ‘Eyes Shut’, which is a more sombre take on the band’s sound, written in a remote beach house on the Sussex coast.
Frontman Olly Alexander comes from a classicist musical upbringing, and draws on iconic pop culture figures such as Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley, David Lynch and Raymond Carver – wrapping them in his crooning, melodic tones.
‘Real’ follows the trio’s debut single, ‘Traps’, which earned the fast-rising threesome a welcome response from the blogging community. Listen to ‘Traps’ here
Sounds like: How to Dress Well, Lxury, Bondax, Sohn, Flume, Phoenix, Citizens!