Years & Years launch ‘If You’re Over Me’, the new single from the highly anticipated second album ‘Palo Santo’ (Polydor Records, July 6) – and you can listen to it now on the Fantasy Premier League playlist.
Teased by acclaimed comeback track ‘Sanctify’, this follows Years & Years’ debut album ‘Communion’, which reached number 1 in the UK, was nominated for 5 BRIT Awards, and sold over 1.5 million copies.
Its ambitious follow-up, ‘Palo Santo’, was announced recently with a trailer for the band’s short film of the same name, narrated by the legendary Judi Dench (look out for the full thing coming soon). Years & Years have additionally confirmed plans to launch the record live at a Palo Santo party at London’s Roundhouse on July 10.
‘If You’re Over Me’ is a glorious window into the unique world of ‘Palo Santo’, though its euphoric melodies and effortlessly infectious refrain conceals a more melancholic, universal truth.
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 wider world is transforming beyond recognition.
With lead-singer Olly Alexander drawing as much inspiration from cult sci-fi as the multi-sensory pop of Prince, Bowie or Gaga, in ‘Palo Santo’ Years & Years have created the perfect space in which to tell their most intimate, personal stories; on identity, sexuality, performance, and ultimately, what it means to be human.