Years & Years – Real

Exclusive: Ben Whishaw dances like an electric eel in the neon-soaked new video for the Kitsuné band

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Ben Whishaw Years & Years

Kitsuné-signed London trio Years & Years release their second EP out February 17, and its pensive, sparkly title track "Real", now has a video which brims with night time neon-soaked passion. British actor Ben Whishaw stars as a loose-limbed club-goer who's bewitched by frontman Olly Alexander (who's acted in Enter The Void and Skins) after a run-in in the toilets of a London nightclub. Alexander explains: “I did a play with Ben and he's such a brilliant dancer, like an electric eel or something. The track has a big dance element and I wanted to see people dancing the way that Ben does, in a way that is almost out of control, like they've been hypnotised or something.” You feel that Whishaw may spontaneously combust, a future not hard to imagine for Years & Years themselves.

Real is out on Kitsuné on February 17. Pre-order here. They headline Oslo in Hackney, London, on March 5.

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