Having performed to a SOLD-OUT crowd in New York City this Sunday during the city’s annual PRIDE Festival, followed by a stellar live performance of their current single ‘If You’re Over Me’ live on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers [WATCH HERE], British trio Years & Years shared a brand new track titled ‘All For You’ with the world today.
Taken from their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Palo Santo’ (out July 6 on Interscope Records), and surrounding the success of their current single ‘If You’re Over Me, which has now entered the Top 10 in the UK charts, ‘All For You’ premiered as ‘World Record’ with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 today. Listen to “All For You’ HERE.
Currently, Years & Years are in North America and will be performing live tonight in San Francisco at The Regency Ballroom and then in Los Angeles at the Belasco Theatre on Thursday, June 28 before returning to Europe where they will be embarking on a recently announced headlining arena tour.
A band always intuitively connected to great, homespun British pop classicism, ‘Palo Santo’ is an album that confirms Years & Years’ ascension to the world stage. At the core of it all is Olly Alexander, a once-in-a-generation front-man who understands more than most his responsibility as a pop star. His personal leap forward in scope and ambition is reflected in the album’s colorful mix of collaborators, which range from Kid Harpoon, Greg Kurstin, Julia Michaels and Justin Trantor to Steve Mac, Jessie Shatkin and Sarah Hudson. On ‘Palo Santo’, Years & Years’ impact on pop feels truly tribal, one in which the minority is always the majority, and everyone is welcome.
Having teased fans for months, the bold concept behind Years & Years’ second album is further explored in the upcoming short film directed by Fred Rowson and starring Olly Alexander, Judi Dench and cult Thai actor Vithaya Pansringarm amongst others. The record takes its name from a sacred wood but, in the densely woven fictional backstory of the music video and short film, Palo Santo has also become a city on a distant planet, on which human beings are a rare commodity, worshipped and idolized by an android society. Olly, along with the final humans, is recruited to perform in a series of bizarre erotic cabarets, for an artificial master known only as The Showman.
Part full-blooded, escapist fantasia and part social comment, for Years & Years this is about outlier pop as futurism once more, offering solutions when the wider world is transforming beyond recognition. With Olly drawing as much inspiration from cult sci-fi as the multi-sensory pop of Prince, Bowie or Gaga, in “Palo Santo”Years & Years have created the perfect space in which to tell their most intimate, personal stories; on identity, sexuality, performance, and ultimately, what it means to be human. Watch the trailer HERE.
“Palo Santo” follows Years & Years’ debut album “Communion,” which debuted in the Billboard 200, reached Number 1 in US Billboard Dance/Electronic Album Charts, Top 10 in the Billboard Digital Album Charts, and Number 1 in the UK Album Charts, where they sold more than 1.5 million copies and were nominated for 5 BRIT Awards.
NORTH AMERICAN PALO SANTO LIVE DATES
06/27 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
06/28 – The Belasco Theatre – Los Angeles, CA https://yearsandyears.com