All hands on deck: Years & Years have just put out a video for their latest single “King” — and it’s just as fantastic as the song itself. In fact, it’s their most impressive visual to date.
Enlisting Sia‘s “Chandelier” choreographer Ryan Heffington, the boys decided to go the full-on interpretive route for their massive new tune, enlisting a troupe of talented dancers to put their hands, legs and various other parts all over their bodies. Erotic, erotic…
Really, the footwork (literally) and precision is exceptional, as Olly gets tossed around, tormented and/or lavishly adored like an adorable lil’ ragdoll. The hip bumps! (Don’t worry, Mikey and Emre get their fair share of handsy action too.) Along with “Elastic Heart,” the year is kicking off with some truly captivating, conflicted choreography.
Ryan got in touch a while ago to say he was a fan of our music, I’d been an admirer of his work so we met up and we instantly hit it off. As a band we’ve always wanted to use choreography in a video – something that was a bit more unusual and I knew Ryan would be the guy to work with. The initial idea came from the meaning of the song, feeling controlled by somebody and wanting them to let you go. We were lucky enough to shoot the video in LA with a bunch of ridiculously talented and nice people, I’m really thankful to all the crew, Nadia for her excellent directing eyes, Ryan, and all the dancers who did such a great job.
This one’s a beaut. Oh, and it also helps that the song playing in the background is still a total smash.
Years & Years going all the way up, up, up in 2015!
“King” will be released on March 1. (iTunes UK)