In a year where electronic music production has been especially rife when cemented with a veneer of R’n’B upon, it really is credit due to the direction and subtle distinctiveness of London based trio Years And Years that have ensured that they are at the ball of it, feeding out their soulfully arrived wares to the mass followings of Clean Bandit and Sam Smith fans as they gear up to tour with each of this year’s most hotly received emerging acts.
Years And Years previous release “Take Shelter” proved itself to cut through the slew of Ibiza bathed anthems this summer, owing to their prime festival appearances at Bestival, Latitude and The Great Escape amongst others.
However, chilled Ibiza is just where new release “Desire” is headed in a late summer disco infusion of Balearic projection.
It might be the case that “Desire” doesn’t appear to initially leap out with the same ensnaring hold which saw “Take Shelter” ascend in acclaim. A listen or two in though the slick the production evident on “Desire” slow burns it’s beguiling sonic assembled chemistry along with Years And Years other biggest asset the soul shaped vocals of front man Olly Alexander (as recently featured upon the Magician’s chart scoring cross-over hit “Sunlight”), and the true magnetism of “Desire” begins to burn through with a late sun-down glow of undoubted club and radio friendly rotation.