Years & Years have released their first official single titled ‘If You’re Over Me." The new song is from their highly anticipated sophomore full-length “Palo Santo,” out on July 6 via Interscope Records.
Their forthcoming album was announced recently with a trailer for the band’s short film of the same name, narrated by the legendary Judi Dench (look out for the full thing coming soon).
“If You’re Over Me” follows the British trio’s critically acclaimed teaser track “Sanctify,” which dropped earlier this year and provides a window into the unique world of “Palo Santo,” though its euphoric melodies and effortlessly infectious refrain conceals a more melancholic, universal truth (as Olly explains). “This is a song about trying to stay friends with an ex. Spoiler alert - it doesn't often work. In fact, in my experience, the relationship often ends up ruined. ‘If You're Over Me’ is about the emotional torture that ensues - meeting up and making out, then breaking up all over again, then making out some more.”
Always a band intuitively connected to great, homespun British pop classicism, “If You’re Over Me” – and forthcoming second album “Palo Santo” - announces Years & Years’ ascension to the world stage. At the core of it all is Olly Alexander, a once-in-a-generation front-man who understands more than most his responsibility as a pop star. 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 Tranter 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.