With their highly anticipated North American headlining tour starting in just under two-weeks, Years & Years have shared their stunning new video for new single ‘All For You’ taken from their widely acclaimed second album ‘Palo Santo’.
The release of ‘Palo Santo’ marked a huge moment for pop music. Praise from fans and critics was unanimous – Years & Years had delivered an era-defining second record, with a charge of open positivity and inclusiveness led by the extraordinarily treasured sweetheart Olly Alexander. Alongside previous singles ‘Sanctify’ and the mega hit ‘If You’re Over Me,’ sits brand new single ‘All For You’ – one of the album’s most euphoric moments, and one that’s fast becoming a fan favorite.
The official music video for ‘All For You’– which is unveiled today – is the 3rd part of the Palo Santo visual story. Once again, viewers are transported back into the dark, mysterious and fantastical world of Palo Santo, created from the imagination of singer Olly Alexander and directed by the bands long-term collaborator and good friend Fred Rowson.
On making the video for ‘All For You’, Olly says – “We have devils and angels inside of us – the person we present to the world and the one we keep to ourselves; performing has always been a way for me to explore that. In Palo Santo, all your dreams come true and sometimes those dreams are full of monsters. ‘All For You’ is about reflecting on a past relationship and wondering if things were ever really as you thought they were, it’s about how our identities change when we love somebody. I wanted the video to depict personal transformation, from a swan to a Witch to an Android and back again. The idea that there is a fixed “authentic” you is false to me, we constantly shift and get reshaped by the people who experience us, whether we like it or not. I hope you like the video, we tried to make something that felt like a true pop video by way of planet Palo Santo, and we wanted to show you how androids are born 🙂 Lots of love, Olly xx
‘Palo Santo’ is an album that has confirmed Years & Years’ ascension to the world stage with once-in-a-generation front man Olly Alexander right at the core of it all. 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.
On October 5, the British trio will be returning to North American shores and commencing their 19-date Palo Santo tour. Starting in Toronto, Canada at the Phoenix Concert Theatre, Years & Years will be bringing their spectacular album to life for American fans across the country. Joining them will be pop starlet and Katy Perry signee CYN as support. Full a full list of tour dates and ticket information, go to www.yearsandyears.com
‘Palo Santo’ entered the worldwide iTunes album charts at #1 and the UK album charts at #3.Their current single “If You’re Over Me” continues to gain traction on radio on both sides of the Atlantic and saw it’s late night television debut on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers earlier this year [Watch HERE].
‘Palo Santo’ is OUT NOW on Interscope Records.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
10/05 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
10/06 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
10/08 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
10/10 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
10/11 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC
10/12 – Paradise– Boston, MA
10/13 – MeTulus – Montreal, QB
10/15 – Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
10/16 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
10/17 – The Truman -– Kansas City, MO
10/19 – Canton Hall -– Dallas, TX
10/20 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
10/22 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
10/23 – Union Event Center – Salt Lake City, UT
10/25 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
10/26 – Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
10/28 -– Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
10/29 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
10/30 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA www.yearsandyears.com