Years & Years have today released the video for brand new single “Starstruck”, which was directed by Fred Rowson and choreographed by Sherrie Silver (responsible for Childish Gambino’s “This Is America”). It’s the first new Years & Years music since 2018’s much-loved second album ‘Palo Santo’, and follows hot on the heels of Olly Alexander’s leading role in the critically acclaimed HBO Max show, ‘It’s A Sin’, written by multi-BAFTA Award-winning writer Russell T Davies (Queer As Folk, A Very English Scandal, Years and Years, Doctor Who).
Olly Alexander’s superstar-status graces new heights on “Starstruck”, an irresistible, instant-classic Years & Years anthem about human connection (and the cosmos). “Starstruck”, reveals Olly, “came together one night at a studio in the countryside outside of London. I couldn’t remember the last time I’d seen so many stars, you get used to them not being there when you live in the city. Since we’ve all had to stop, all I’ve wanted to do is go out and dance. So I’ve been putting all that pent up energy into the music. ‘Starstruck’ is about the rush you get when you’re with somebody you’re really into, it’s about holding onto a good feeling and not letting it go. Like most of us I’ve spent the past year at home, and I wanted to create something super positive and fun for people (and myself) to bop along too. Whatever we’re doing or wherever we are in life, I think we all deserve three minutes of interstellar ecstasy.”