YEARS & YEARS SHARE “STARSTRUCK” OFENBACH REMIX, OUT NOW

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30 APRIL 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - Years & Years has today released an Ofenbach remix of new single ‘Starstruck’, which is available now on Polydor Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. The French DJ duo put a euphoric, house twist on Olly Alexander’s latest anthem, following recent appearances ranging from Graham Norton and the Late Late Show With James Corden to The One Show and Sunday Brunch…

‘Starstruck’ is the first new Years & Years music since 2018’s much-loved second album ‘Palo Santo’, and comes hot on the heels of Olly’s leading role in Channel 4/HBO’s huge show, ‘It’s A Sin’; which has broken all records on All 4 since its premiere in January, with over 18 million views to date (the platform’s biggest ever instant box-set) and an incredible reception from fans and critics alike.

Olly Alexander’s superstar-status graces new heights on ‘Starstruck’, an irresistible, instant-classic Years & Years anthem about human connection (and the cosmos). Its launch was followed by an iconic video directed by Fred Rowson and choreographed by Sherrie Silver (responsible for Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’) re-familiarise yourselves BELOW.

As Years & Years, Olly Alexander has become one of the world’s most trailblazing modern pop stars. Across two hugely successful albums to date, the singer, actor, and cultural vanguard has earned 5 Brit Award nominations, sold-out numerous global tours, and played triumphant homecoming shows at London’s O2 and Wembley Arena. Along the way, Olly has also become a fearless, once-in-a-generation voice on important discussions around mental health, and issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community. This has been marked by a number of standout moments, ranging from Alexander's defiant speech at Glastonbury in 2016 in the wake of events in Orlando to his BBC Documentary ‘Olly Alexander: Growing Up Gay’, plus the dizzyingly creative world around 'Palo Santo' (a record that arrived with an ambitious short film starring Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw). Ever since multi-platinum-selling debut album ‘Communion’ in 2015, Years & Years’ influence has been growing in plain sight; today, Olly’s impact in a show like ‘It’s A Sin’ resonates deeper still (following the show’s broadcast, the Terrence Higgins Trust reports that there has been a four-fold increase in HIV Testing Week stats from previous years).

Currently hard at work on more music to follow ‘Starstruck’, Years & Years push boundaries by challenging notions of identity and sexuality in a way that is new to pop music - and totally Olly Alexander’s own.

April 30, 2021 8:00am ET by Pressparty  

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