Years & Years is serving us the glittery, honest and euphoric queer pop we need in 2021. Olly Alexander has truly used their platform to inspire a whole new generation to be authentically themselves with the mainstream attention that artists like Scissor Sisters and Adam Lambert have paved the way for.
Their third studio album ‘Night Call’ is slated for a January 6 release, and following in the footsteps of recent singles ‘Starstruck’ and ‘Crave’, I think it’s safe to say that this album is going to be a euphoric and defining affair. Their new single ‘Sweet Talker’ hears them teaming up with Swedish production duo Galantis for a disco influenced pop banger. Paying homage to songs that make you want to hit the dance floor, there is a nostalgic touch to the production that pulls from the early 2000’s. But the song is also reminiscent of Zara Larsson and Clean Bandit’s monster hit ‘Symphony’ with similar strings in the chorus.
Contrasting the upbeat production with a playful yet honest reflection on a partner who manipulated their feelings, this song does surprisingly have an element of darkness. “You’re such a sweet talker. You made me believe every lie was a beautiful sound. You’re such a sweet talker. Man of my dreams, tell me where are you, where are you now?” they confidently sing.
‘Sweet Talker’ is a perfect example of pop escapism, and it will immediately have you wanting to cathartically lose yourself in the middle of a dance floor.
Years & Years are headlining the Summer Camp Festival in Australia in February and March 2022. For all dates and ticketing information please visit summercampfestival.com.au