Video: Years & Years – ‘Eyes Shut’ (Live)

Years & Years are on the form of their life, and in their recently recorded Vevo stripped session they show just why.

It turns out when you peel back the layers of produced synths and rhythms, you’re left with a fragile heart of pure melody. This live rendition of ‘Eyes Shut’ demonstrates the amazing piano skills of Olly, as well as how much passionate emotion lies in his vocals.

It’s a beautifully touching performance, due in no small part to the sweet string sections that glide in on the chorus. The whole thing would be a lot more amazing, however, if Vevo would clean up their fucking audio. In the drawn out spaces the song leaves for emphasis, we’re greeted by a horrible static background noise that turns a professional environment into Alfie Deyes’ bedroom. This is no fault of any of the performers – it’s a post-production problem.

Moment of audiophilia over, enjoy the track!

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