Years & Years bag ‘BBC Sound of 2015’ honors
London trio, Years and Years, have won BBC’s Sound of 2015 honors. As the act behind 2014’s “Desire” and with further collaborative credits alongside The Magician and Tourist, the electronic pop outfit championed the annual list of acts scoped for big things in the year to come.
Frontman Olly Alexander explained that the competition gave artists a “real shot” at making waves in the popular limelight. He told BBC News: “People are going to listen to what we’re going to do, and we’ve just got to not muck it up. We’ve got to make the most of it and deliver.”
Complied from plethora of critics, broadcasters and tastemakers, the trio’s ability to match popular songsmanship with diverse influences from the electronic dance sphere and beyond has now seen them acknowledged in the list that propelled the likes of Ellie Goulding, Jessie J and Adele into the limelight.
Alison Howe, producer for the BBC’s Later with Jools Holland show, commented: “This trio are making dance music that wears its heart and soul on its sleeve. Their countless electro pop anthems will fill many a festival tent next summer.”
Their next single, “King,” is released March 1 via Polydor.