The first Years & Years music since 2018’s Paolo Alto, Olly has returned with his latest single ‘Starstruck’
Coming off his critically acclaimed lead performance on Channel 4’s It’s A Sin, Olly has come back with an instant classic in the form of ‘Starstruck’.
His first single since the band announced they’d be transitioning to a solo project, ‘Starstruck’ is an instant bop. An anthem about human connection, the song is dancefloor-ready, once again pushing Years & Years’ commitment to challenge notions of identity and sexuality, in a way that can only be Olly Alexander’s own.
With a video to accompany the track set to premiere next week (April 12th), you can listen to the track below.
‘Starstruck’, says Olly, “came together one night at a studio in the countryside outside of London. I couldn’t remember the last time I’d seen so many stars, you get used to them not being there when you live in the city. Since we’ve all had to stop, all I’ve wanted to do is go out and dance. So I’ve been putting all that pent up energy into the music.”
“‘Starstruck’ is about the rush you get when you’re with somebody you’re really into, it’s about holding onto a good feeling and not letting it go. Like most of us I’ve spent the past year at home, and I wanted to create something super positive and fun for people (and myself) to bop along too. Whatever we’re doing or wherever we are in life, I think we all deserve three minutes of interstellar ecstasy.”
Currently hard at work on more music to follow ‘Starstruck’, we’re sure it won’t be long before we hear more from Years & Years.
Download and save ‘Starstruck’ here.