Glitchier, smoother and more sedate than the original by Olly Alexander and co., RAYE channels the sweltering R&B offered by Tinashe or Ciara. It's still a gorgeous piece of pop, but now it's less dancefloor anthem, more red-lit pillow talk.
Speaking about her rendition, RAYE said:
"So The Years & Years guys asked if I wanted to support them at Shepherds Bush Empire which was so cool and as a little thank you almost, I worked on a cover/rework of their new single Shine. I had so much fun making it, and putting my own little flip on it. I hope you enjoy <3 <3”
Years & Years and RAYE will perform in London tomorrow with opening act Nimmo. They will also play the same venue the following night; both shows are sold out.
Stream the "Shine" rework below, then listen to RAYE's recent single "Alien" after.