Band / Artist: Years & Years
Release Date: 10th July 2015
Genre: Synthpop / Electronica / House
So, the former actor from the popular UK tv series ‘Skins’ can sing? I never even knew that!
As mentioned, former actor Olly Alexander has been working on this project for a very long time, even before he landed a job as a creepy stalker on ‘Skins’.
But let’s forget the fact that the Years & Years frontman is a former actor for now. His band have released an extremely polished (but not overly polished) debut album, full of soaring synths, attractive electronic drum sounds, and a huge dose of brilliant song writing. Seriously, the songs on this album all deserve a special mention each, they are that good.
Olly’s voice is powerful yet subtle, soaring yet reserved and ultimately, beautiful to listen to. This is how a debut album should sound, I really can’t find any flaws, except maybe that there should be more songs on the album!
Favourite Tracks: Desire, King, Shelter, I Want To Love, Gold and Worship.
For Fans Of: Hurts, Prides, Coldplay & Owl City