Olly Alexander has revealed the official music video for his first solo Years & Years single entitled ‘Starstruck’.
The track is Years & Years first new music since the release of second album ‘Palo Santo’ in 2018.
The single also follows hot on the heels of the frontman’s leading role in Channel 4/HBO series ‘It’s A Sin’. Garnering high praise from fans and critics alike, the show broke all records on All 4 after its January premiere and has clocked-up over 18 million views to date.
Olly’s superstar-status reaches new heights on the anthemic ‘Starstruck’, an instant-classic hit about human connection (and the cosmos). He commented, “‘Starstruck’ 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.”
The music video was directed by Fred Rowson and choreographed by Sherrie Silver – WATCH IT HERE:
Since multi-platinum-selling debut album ‘Communion’ dropped in 2015, Years & Years’ Olly Alexander has become one of the world’s most trailblazing modern pop stars. The singer, actor and cultural vanguard has earned 5 BRIT Award nominations, sold-out numerous global tours as well as played huge homecoming shows at London’s O2 and Wembley Arena. Furthermore, he has become a fearless, once-in-a-generation voice on important discussions around mental health and issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community.
Currently working on delivering more new tracks, Years & Years will undoubtedly continue to push boundaries and challenge notions of identity and sexuality in the world of pop music and beyond.
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