Years & Years Takes Us to Palo Santo

Years & Years Takes Us to Palo Santo

The highly-anticipated album has arrived and it's a pop-dream of queer glory.

The highly-anticipated album has arrived and it's a pop-dream of queer glory.

Text: AJ Longabaugh

Today, Years & Years have released their sophomore album Palo Santo, a confident exploration of pop, queerness, and the vulnerability that takes over when one has fallen into the deepest and often times darkest parts of love. The 14 track effort is gloriously full of bops of like "Hallelujah", "Rendezvous", and the previous released singles "If You're Over Me" and "Sanctify." Showing mature growth in the creation of their sound, Years & Years juxtaposes the current pop landscape with intensely layered ballads like "Hypnotised" and "Here," painting a further duality focused portrait of the enigma that is Olly Alexander.

In tandem with the release, the band has also produced a futuristic 15 minute short film narrated by Dame Judi Dench and following frontman Alexander navigating through a world of androids void of any and all feelings and emotions. Throughout the film, we see Alexander being selected and put forth as the pleasurable muse and ultimate solution to the society of Palo Santo's needs; eventually being hailed as, "a stunning performer whose work has touched the hearts of everybody who has witnessed him dance... the divine, the amazing and incredible Olly Alexander."

Expect to hear Palo Santo on the dance floor all weekendbut kick off your Friday by watching the breathtaking short film below!

Credits: COVER IMAGE VIA YOUTUBE

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