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Years & Years share clip for new single "King"

19 January 2015, 18:02 | Written by Laurence Day

Years & Years, riding high after winning the BBC Sound Of 2015 poll, have unveiled some new visuals for upcoming single "King".

The clip is choreographed by Ryan Heffington (Sia’s "Chandelier", Arcade Fire's "We Exist", FKA Twigs' "Video Girl") and directed by Nadia (Rae Morris, The 1975).

Lead singer Olly Alexander explained the collaboration with Heffington and Nadia:

"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.”

"King" is released 1 March via Polydor, midway through their sell-out UK tour.

Watch their video below.

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