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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 reveal tracklisting for new album “Palo Santo”

25 Apr

British electronic music trio Years & Years have revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming sophomore album, “Palo Santo,” which is scheduled to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

Current promotional single “Sanctify” – written by lead vocalist Olly Alexander alongside regular collaborator Thomas “Kid Harpoon” Hull – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Communion” delivers additional contributions from Greg Kurstin, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Sarah Hudson, Mark Ralph, Alex Hope, Grades, Steve Mac, Noonie Bao, MNEK, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

See the tracklisting for “Palo Santo” below.

Standard Edition – (1) Sanctify / (2) Hallelujah / (3) All for You / (4) Karma / (5) Hypnotised / (6) Rendezvous / (7) If You’re over Me / (8) Preacher / (9) Lucky Escape / (10) Palo Santo / (11) Here – Interlude / Deluxe Edition – (12) Howl / (13) Don’t Panic / (14) Up in Flames

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 record new music with Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels

6 Oct

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Years & Years have recorded new music with Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter.

“Voices of gold #YearsAndYears #JuliaMichaels,” Tranter posted to his Instagram account on Wednesday (October 06, 2016).

The songwriting duo are known for their works with Gwen Stefani (“Misery”), Selena Gomez (“Good for You”), Justin Bieber (“Sorry”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Run”) and Britney Spears (“Do You Wanna Come Over?”).

Moreover, Michaels and Tranter have collectively contributed to the next projects by Hailee Steinfeld [Republic], Jasmine Thompson [Atlantic], Zara Larsson [Epic] and Snakehips [Sony Music].

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

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

Watch the music video for “Meteorite” below.