[STREAM/VIDEO] Years and Years – “I Wish I Knew”

if you wear this night you can see forever

  • Who: Noel, Mikey, Olivier, Emre, & Olly
  • What: Delicate electronic indie rock, like Bombay Bicycle Club, Professor Penguin, Black Light Dinner Party
  • Where: London, UK + Facebook
  • When: Buy ” I Wish I Knew” now with B-Side “The Whale”
  • Why: If you can, hear this song as you watch it. The simple 1-room performance style video is uniquely and magically enjoyable in a way that is a testament to both the amazing song and Olly’s oddball charisma. At different moments he pulls of a convincing 5, 15, and 25 year old, all the while seeming to have more fun then anyone else in town. His smile and lanky dance moves are nearly as infectious as the song itself. Nearly… I’ve been selfishly keeping this track to myself for weeks now and it still gives me chills every time it starts. The light dub wobble perfectly offsets Olly’s angelic vocals and the simple rhythm. A heavy contender for song of the year. Video too.