Years and Years – “Take Shelter”

Riding a slinky rhythm reminiscent of reggaeton and a bassline indebted to the more soulful corners of house music, Years and Years’ new single “Take Shelter” shows how satisfying the trio’s formula for danceable synth-pop can be.

Lead singer Olly Alexander implores “do what you want tonight” on the hook—a shared desperation between momentary lovers reminiscent of the London groups’ stellar January release “Real.” As the with the finest dance music, “Take Shelter” finds root in emotion, choosing an insistent pulse as the best platform for bleeding hearts.