Watch Years & Years’ Brand New Visuals For “Crave”
This week has been an exciting one for Years & Years fans.
On Tuesday (Sept. 28) it was announced that a new album, Night Call, is set to be released on January 7, and if you can't wait to get your hands on it, it's available to pre-order now here.
As well as that, a brand new pulsating track titled, "Crave," accompanied by an incredible music video featuring some of the cast of 'It's A Sin' was also unveiled. The record-breaking show won Best New Drama at the National Television Awards in the U.K. earlier this month, continuing a phenomenal year for Olly Alexander.
About the new risqué, club-ready dance track, Alexander says that it's: "A playful way of inhabiting the deranged sexual energy I've always wanted. In the past I felt like I've been dominated by toxic relationships, and I felt like it would be fun to turn it on its head."
From its iconic artwork to its euphoric, rejuvenated sound, Night Call is a thrilling new chapter for Years & Years. Inspired as much by pioneering figures like Sylvester as it is French House, at the centre of the record is that mermaid of a muse: a beautiful icon luring men to their death, on an album partly about those searching for love (or a lover) but ultimately finding power in themselves. Embodying the new perspective of a character – like Ritchie in It’s A Sin - also deeply influenced Alexander’s songwriting, with songs that blur the line between fantasy and reality but are bound together by their explorations of queer life. Hedonistic and escapist, Night Call captures that joy and anticipation of going out precisely because, says Alexander: "I was writing from a fantastical space, stuck in the same four walls. I wanted to have as much pleasure as possible in the music."
As Years & Years, Alexander has become one of the world's most trailblazing modern pop stars. Across two hugely successful albums to date, the singer, actor, fashion icon and cultural vanguard has earned 5 Brit Award nominations, surpassed 4.4 billion global streams, and played triumphant homecoming shows at London’s O2 and Wembley Arenas. Along the way, he has also become a fearless, once-in-a-generation voice on important discussions around mental health, and issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community - all of which, in its own way, has taken him to Night Call, and the most essential Years & Years album to date.
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