Years & Years are back!
They’ve dropped a new video for ‘Sanctify’, which as reported by Pitchfork, is from a new album coming out this summer (!!!) Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Olly Alexander said that the music itself was like “Britney era ‘Slave 4 U’ meets like Timbaland or Neptunes, just because that’s my favorite kind of stuff to listen to”. So basically, all kinds of amazing.
Talking about the theme of the track, he said: “I wanted to write a song that was kind of inspired from some experiences I’ve had with guys who identify straight but I’ve had something a bit more than just a friendship with them.” He continued: “It spoke a bit to my own coming out journey as a gay guy”.
The new video has been directed by Fred Rwson. It casts the band in a dystopian future, in the imaginary society of Palo Santo, where people are captured and then made to dance for the entertainment of androids.
Last year the band previewed ‘Hypnotised’ in a short film by Baz Luhrmann.
Watch the video for ‘Sanctify’ below.