Dirty Live: Years & Years – ‘Breathe’

Published on 10 July 2015

[W]e first fell in love with Years & Years’ cover of Blu Cantrell and Sean Paul’s early noughties smash ‘Breathe’ when the band released the track online last month. Lead singer Olly Alexander’s flawless, soulful vocals interpreted this nostalgic track perfectly, with the electro-pop arrangement adding just enough of an update to make it current.

So you can imagine our sheer elation when the band came to the Hunger studios to record an exclusive Dirty Live session of the track – needless to say we may have got them to perform it just a few more times than necessary…

The Top of the Pops inspired session comes in the wake of their unveiling of another video, the mesmerising visuals for their latest track ‘Take Shelter’ featuring Emily Browning. The actress also happens to be Olly’s costar in the upcoming pop musical God Help The Girl which is in cinemas on 5th September. The band’s Take Shelter EP will be released on 19th August.

For more info on the band head to their website. You can pre-order the Take Shelter EP here.