Years & years we won't forget...
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Olly Murs releases brand music video just in time for the Christmas craze. Check out our review of 'Years & Years'.
The third single taken off Olly Murs's fifth album '24 Hours' is 'Years & Years'. The UK #1 album was praised by the critics as one that clearly shows off Olly's maturation, deeper lyrical content and slick, shimmering pop sound. If you give the album a spin you will notice all this by yourself. After the banging lead single 'You don't know love' and the guitar driven 'Grow up', Olly serves one more bittersweet track just in time for the Xmas festive season.
'Years & Years' was written by Olly himself, with the help of Wayne Hector and Steve Mac, who also produced the song. The track is an up-tempo piano ballad with some carefully crafted lyrics. The opening line 'When I'm alone...' sounds like speeded up whispering on top of energetic piano cords. The song progresses with the same pace and right when you think 'ok, this is it' it picks up the pace, the baseline comes in loud and strong, making the ballad perfect radio friendly song.
When I'm alone, in the dark
And paint a picture inside my mind
Of all the things that I want
But I never thought I would find
And it blows my mind
Because there you are by my side
Maybe you know, maybe you don't
But it's a question I have to ask
I know we're young, and we've got life
But life always goes so fast
But while you're mine
Yeah, it feels like time's on our side
Years and years, forever young
Years and years, yet to come
I take every second of every minute
Long as you're in it, you know I'm winning
Years and years we won't forget
The time and place that we met
And now I remember we're all so clear
You signed your name on my heart
Saying you were here..."
Lyric wise it is another love song. The lyrics are praising love at its finest, the feeling of having it all and the power of making it all happen. Wrapping the chorus with "You signed your name on my heart, Saying you were here...", Olly marks the end of a beautiful era, one that all of us can relate to and gladly remember with that tingling feeling in our heart.
Anyway, the single's promotion comes along with a music video. Directed by Charles Mehling, the visual seems to be taking the 'minimalism' approach. Capturing the song's vulnerable yet empowering lyrics, the director showed them off through series of facial expressions moments on a diverse (age and race) groups, while still focusing on Olly and his 'loved one'.
Check out the music video and let us know what you think. Are you adding this to your winter playlist?