Song Spotlight: Take Shelter – Years & Years


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Years & Years on stageYears & Years Liverpool Sound City” by Adam Lowerson is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Years & Years are an upcoming electronica trio hailing from London sure to take the world by storm next year, shown by the fact that they’re on just about every sound of 2015 short list (BBC, MTV, Brit Awards…). Recently touring with the likes of Clean Bandit, they’ve actually been releasing music since 2012, but for me it’s 2014 offering ‘Take Shelter’ that really stands out.

Take Shelter combines a mix of electronic beats, synth and an almost tribal feel to create something totally unlike anything else. The lead vocalist Olly’s unusual voice almost haunts the track, not dis-similarly to some of The Weeknd’s tracks, with lyrics like ‘If you wanna find love/If you wanna find something more/I’ll be the one to run to you’. And it’s catchy chorus ‘Take shelter/Take the pressure/Do what…

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