Years & Years Mashup ‘Hotline Bling’ and ‘Dark Horse’ For BBC Radio 1, Cover ‘Santa Baby’ on BBC Radio 2
Is there anything these boys can’t do? After having one of the biggest breakout years for a band in recent memory, Years & Years have headed back home to do a few promo gigs before 2015 wraps up.
One of their stops was BBC Radio 1 to cover a few classics. In a genius move, they took Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ and Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ into this ominous, ambient hybrid. Both songs have been covered to death, but never like this. Their mashup, dubbed ‘Dark Horse Bling’, is totally unique when put up against any versions and totally Years & Years.
Of course, Olly couldn’t leave the studio without covering one of the most iconic Christmas songs known to man. With just his falsetto vocals and a little keyboard, Olly put his own twist on ‘Santa Baby’, giving Years & Years their first unofficial Christmas song.