Almost six months into 2015 and British trio Years & Years’ breakout single ‘King’ remains our favourite pop song of 2015 thus far, so any single that tries to match the lofty regard in which we hold its predecessor is going to have its work cut out.
Enter ‘Shine’, the latest single to be lifted from the band’s upcoming album release ‘Communion’.
Though it might not hook us in as instantly as ‘King’ did, ‘Shine’ does a pretty admirable job in tackling the role of smash hit follow-up with pop-fuelled gusto. It’s addictive, totally decent electro-pop that’s a cut above plenty of other tunes plying their trade on our charts at the moment.
And the clip’s got a whole ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’ thing going on. That said, if half the things that are happening to the boys there in the middle of the woods happened to us, we’ve have been out of there by the end of the first chorus.