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Years & Years unleash sophomore album “Palo Santo”

6 Jul

British synthpop band Years & Years – composed of members Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy, and Emre Türkmen – have released their sophomore studio collection online.

“Palo Santo” – featuring singles “Sanctify” and “If You’re Over Me” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

On the follow-up to 2015’s “Communion,” Years & Years have reunited with producers Mark Ralph, Greg Kurstin, Kid Harpoon, and Two Inch Punch.

Other album contributors are Grades, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Sarah Hudson, Alex Hope, Jesse Shatkin, Steve Mac, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Stream “Palo Santo” below.

Years & Years reunite with Kid Harpoon for new single “Sanctify”

28 Feb

Years & Years have confirmed the details for their new single.

The British synthpop band – composed of Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkmen – have christened “Sanctify” as the first promotional cut from their upcoming sophomore studio collection under Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (UK).

The track was written by Olly Alexander alongside regular collaborator Thomas Hull (professionally known as Kid Harpoon), who previously teamed up with Years & Years on “Take Shelter,” “Worship,” “Desire” and “Meteorite.”

Years & Years’ second album and follow-up to 2015’s “Communion,” which topped the UK Albums Chart and peaked to number forty-seven on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart, is scheduled to arrive later this year.

The new project, tentatively entitled “Snactioned Human,” boasts further contributions from Justin Tranter, MNEK, Julia Michaels, Sarah Hudson, Dallas K, Alex Hope, Lostboy, Noonie Bao, Grades, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Watch the music video for “Meteorite” below.

MNEK teases new collaboration with Years & Years

21 Jan

British singer, songwriter, and record producer MNEK has teased a new collaboration with electronic music group Years & Years.

“We got high and talked bwois @ollyyears,” MNEK posted to his Instagram profile on Sunday (January 21, 2018).

MNEK’s recent songwriting/production credits include Anne-Marie’s “Heavy,” Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF,” Jax Jones’ “Breathe,” Demi Lovato’s “Instruction,” Sub Focus’ “Don’t You Feel It,” 5 After Midnight’s “Up in Here,” Zara Larsson’s “What They Say,” Becky Hill’s “Unpredictable,” and Little Mix’s “Touch.”

Meanwhile, Years & Years are expected to release their upcoming sophomore album later this year via Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

The follow-up to 2015’s “Communion” reportedly delivers additional alliances with Grades, Noonie Bao, Dallas K, Alex Hope, Lostboy, Sarah Hudson, Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Fans of MNEK’s works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on on the next projects by Dua Lipa, Tinashe, Zara Larsson, Lennon Stella, Tameka Foster, Melissa Steel, Christina Aguilera, Ella Henderson, Kamille, Leah McFall, Rozes, Mabel McVey, KStewart, Akon, Bebe Rexha, Chromeo, Mullally, Kara Marni, Mo Adeniran, Ray BLK, Cassie, Antigoni Buxton, and Molly Rainford.

Stream the audio clip for “Paradise” below.

Years & Years team up with Alex Hope for new collaboration

27 Mar

British electronica trio Years & Years – composed of Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy, and Emre Turkmen – have teamed up with Alex Hope for a new collaboration.

The Australian songwriter, producer and musician is known for her works with Wrabel (“11 Blocks”), Troye Sivan (“Wild”), Broods (“Freak of Nature”), Guy Sebastian (“The Pause”), Jessica Mauboy (“The Palace”), Taylor Henderson (“When You Were Mine”), Laura Welsh (“Sex & Violence”), Jamie Lawson (“Tell Me Again”) and Tina Arena (“Only Lonely”).

Hope’s extensive resume boasts additional alliances with artists and fellow musicians such as Joel Little, Grace Sewell, Hayley Warner, Kacy Hill, Jarryd James, Sarah Hudson, JHart, Grimes, Stuart Crichton, Delta Goodrem, Louis Schoorl, Allie X, Jesse St. John, Grace Ackerman, Philip Plested, Fiona Bevan, Youthonix, Bram Inscore, Leland, Phil Thornalley, and Jack Antonoff.

Years and Years, on the other hand, are expected to release their sophomore album later this year via Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from Sarah Hudson (Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj), Justin Tranter (Betty Who, Jasmine Thompson) and Julia Michaels (Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber).

Years and Years’ first studio collection, 2015’s “Communion,” topped the UK Albums Chart and spawned alliances with TMS (“Worship”), Greg Kurstin (“King”), Mike Spencer (“Eyes Shut”) and Two Inch Punch (“Desire”).

Watch the music video for “Shine” below.

Sarah Hudson hints at new collaboration with Years & Years

14 Oct

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Sarah Hudson has hinted at a new collaboration with Years & Years.

“I am not moved by much … but I am moved and inspired by this human and the music we make together … I luv u lil sunstone @ollyyears,” the singer-songwriter posted to her Instagram account on Thursday (October 12, 2016).

Hudson recently co-wrote “Queen of Swords” for Idina Menzel alongside regular collaborators Ferras Alqaisi and Greg Wells. The track appears on Idina Menzel’s latest studio collection under Warner Brothers Records, “Idina.”

Other artists Hudson has worked with include Katy Perry (“Dark Horse”), Iggy Azalea (“Black Widow”), Santigold (“Bashee”), Nicki Minaj (“Get on Your Knees”) and Justin Bieber (“The Feeling”).

Years and Years, on the other hand, are expected to release their sophomore album – featuring further contributions from Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter – next year via Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

Their first studio collection, 2015’s “Communion,” topped the UK Albums Chart and spawned alliances with TMS (“Worship”), Greg Kurstin (“King”), Mike Spencer (“Eyes Shut”) and Two Inch Punch (“Desire”).

Watch the music video for “King” below.

Years & Years premiere “Eyes Shut” music video

28 Sep

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Years & Years have premiered the music video for their new single online.

The British electronica group posted the Chino Moya-directed clip for “Eyes Shut” to their Vevo channel on Sunday (September 27, 2015).

“Eyes Shut” was produced by group members Olly Alexander, Emre Turkmen and Michael Goldsworthy along with Mark Ralph (Clean Bandit), Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith) and Mike Spencer (Emeli Sande).

Years & Years’ debut studio collection “Communion” – featuring previous singles “Shine,” “King,” “Desire,” “Take Shelter” and “Real” – is now available for download via Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

Watch the music video for “Eyes Shut” below.

Years & Years share music video for new song “Foundation”

23 Jun

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Years & Years have share a new promotional video online.

The British electronica trio – consisting of Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy, and Emre Turkmen – posted the Fred Rowson-directed clip for “Foundation” to Pitchfork’s YouTube channel on Monday (June 22, 2015).

Their debut album “Communion” – featuring hit singles “Shine,” “King” and “Desire” – will hit stores and digital outlets on July 10 through Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

Album contributors include TMS (Leona Lewis, Emeli Sande), Kid Harpoon (Florence Welch, Jessie Ware), Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith, Ella Eyre) and Greg Kurstin (Carly Rae Jepsen, Kylie Minogue).

Watch the music video for “Foundation” below.