Fresh off the back of incredible years for both acts – BRIT-nominated artist, producer, DJ and songwriter Jax Jones has partnered with Years & Years to deliver the spectacular ‘Play,’ a colossal hit single-in-waiting. Listen HERE.
Having previously worked with some of the most exciting emerging talent, tastemakers, and the world’s hottest artists in Demi Lovato, Stefflon Don, Mabel, Raye and Ina Wroldsen & more, Jax continues to choose collaborators which set him apart from the current crop of dance hit-makers.
On the creation of ‘Play’, Jax comments; “Olly’s got one of those unique voices – he commands your attention as soon as you hear him sing – he’s a compelling artist. We had a lot of fun writing this song together and it was great to collaborate with someone so down to earth and open to new ideas. After we had written the song I started building a track with a strong UK Garage influence, as well as my love of soul and house.”
Always a band intuitively connected to great, homespun British pop classicism, Years & Years’ latest album ‘Palo Santo’ confirms their ascension to the world stage. At the core of it all is Olly Alexander, a once-in-a-generation front-man who understands more than most his responsibility as a pop star.
Speaking of the collaboration, Olly comments; “Working with Jax was really fun and we just giggled the whole time and danced around. I wrote loads of ideas and then we picked the ones we liked and made the song out of it. I love dance music because it makes me feel invincible, but it has tension in the lyrics, so I tried to create a bit of that – like how long till you play me the damn song! I liked the idea of a track that could make you fall in love. You’re so obsessed with hearing it that it’s like you’ve been hypnotized – I wanna hear that song!”
The first Number One Jax Jones wrote and produced, I Got U, was a collaboration with Duke Dumont,while his recent chart-dominating cuts have seen him working with a plethora of diverse talents including Raye, Stefflon Don, Demi Lovato, Mabeland Ina Wroldsen, with countless others waiting in the wings.