Years & Years are back with explosive new track ‘Sanctify’, the first taste of their hugely-anticipated forthcoming second album – and you can listen to it now on the Fantasy Premier League playlist.
This follows the band’s celebrated debut record ‘Communion’, which reached number 1 on its release in 2015 (and went on to sell over 1.5 million copies), scored 4 platinum singles, 5 BRIT Award nominations, and concluded with a sold-out date at Wembley Arena.
‘Sanctify’ – via Polydor – is a bold leap forward in sound and vision from Years & Years, a band intuitively connected to great, homespun British pop classicism, but now standing bolt upright on the world stage.
With their debut album, the trio made a palpable new tribal impact on pop, where the minority is always the majority; and in Olly Alexander they also have a once-in-a-generation front-man, who understands more than most his responsibility as a pop star.
Part full-blooded, escapist fantasia and part social comment, for Years & Years this is about outlier pop as futurism once more, offering solutions when the world around is failing you. ‘Sanctify’ acts as its dizzying first glimpse, and a tantalising window into Years & Years’ surprising, deeply personal and otherworldly comeback.