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Ollie Alexander has become a solo project over the years and years: “Pop has become a dirty word”

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Olli Alexander opened about Years and Years turning into a solo project, saying “pop was like a dirty word” at the end of the band’s three-part march.

Singer-songwriter / actor sat down with for a Big Read cover interview this week talked about it Years and YearsThe third album inspired by the 80s “Night call” (today, January 21).

Starting in 2018 “Lignum vitae”the new record is the first full-length record since Alexander said goodbye to his former friends in the Y&Y group, Mike Goldsworth and Emre Turkmen.

“We could never agree on what we liked in music and in what direction we wanted to go, which made the songwriting process difficult,” the singer said. from experience working as a trio.

“It was never a lyrics; [Goldsworthy and Türkmen] never touches the lyrics. It was just a general line: there would be some kind of “poppy” thing. Pop was like a dirty world, it was a little crazy.

However, Alexander admitted that “discussions on music can help you do something really good, and I think that’s what happened to us”. He added: “I love all the music we create, but it has always come with its own complications.”

Years and years on the cover

While not involved in the creative / writing process this time around, Goldsworthy will be touring as part of the live band Years & Years. Alexander says the meeting won’t be “weird” but rather “like your brother is back”.

“Mike is the best guy on the road because he just plays Switch and plays with the guys,” he said. Before thinking about the “big changes” of going alone on a “night call”.

“You get some kind of attitude when you’re in a group,” Alexander said . “I mean, I’m still in a relationship with these people, but now it’s all different. It was like a divorce, then you have to talk about it in interviews.

Elsewhere Large reading cover featureAlexander spoke of his immense success This is a sinhow the series informed the sounds of ‘Night Bell’ and said so Lil Nas X “completely changed the game” in terms of artists being more open queers.

He also talked about collaborating with the “legend”. Kylie Minogue turned on A remix of Starstruck and a disco-inspired single “One second until midnight”.

In a four-star review, El Hunt hailed the latest album, Years and Years, as a “well-designed banger set,” many of whom are asking to be removed from the subwoofer as the disorder escalates.

Years and Years sets out to travel to the UK in May of this year – check out the full schedule below.

MAY 2022
19 – Brighton, Center
20 – Bournemouth, International Center
21 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
26 – London, Wembley Arena
28 – Manchester, AO Arena

JUNE 2022
24 – Dublin, National Museum of Ireland
25 – Glasgow, Bellahouston Park



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