Years & Years are back today with explosive new track “Sanctify”, the first taste of their hugely-anticipated forthcoming second album. 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), and scored 4 platinum singles. More details of Years & Years’ second album will follow soon.
About the new album Olly Alexander explains, “I want to take people on a wild and wonderful adventure through my dreams to a world that’s very different from our own. […] The video for ‘Sanctify’ centres around an audition against the backdrop of a future metropolis called Palo Santo. It’s the first part of a bigger jigsaw puzzle and my hope is that it confuses the hell out of people but also excites them in a mysterious and sensual way.
I’m making these videos because I want to let people inside my brain and because I love living in my own fantasy world (always have, always will) – a place where sexuality and gender are blurred and magic is real. We live in a chaotic and accelerating world, we’re looking at depictions of the future to help us make sense of what’s happening right now. This is my vision of a possible future, one that makes us question what it means to be a human.”