Years & Years Premiere “Eyes Shut” Music Video

September 28 2015, 4:00 pm

Years & Years Premiere "Eyes Shut" Music Video

Love is blind.

Years & Years went from ordinary British trio to bonafide rock stars when their song “King” off their debut album Communion took them to new heights. Today (Sep. 28), the band gains momentum with a post-apocalyptic video for their latest single “Eyes Shut.” Lead singer Olly Alexander is seen wandering through what’s left of the planet, and though everything worth something is burned to ash, people remain united.

There’s a vulnerability heard throughout the piano-ballad that’s backed by a harsh visual reality, but nothing can hurt us when our eyes are shut.

Watch it here:

Alexander also stars in British GQ magazine this month, and was asked about his boyfriend Neil Amin-Smith, a violinist in the band Clean Bandit.

“I found someone that I love and that’s a new thing and that has its own world,” he says, “and then it exists in this world where we’re both conscious about being open about it. The response has been incredibly touching and heartwarming and overwhelming but I feel like if you invest too much of yourself in the construction of yourself as a gay couple in the media you end up fucking the real thing, so I try not to think too much about it.”

As for being a gay role model? “When I meet gay kids and they know who we are, I remember that’s amazing because literally every gay person in every gay story I knew growing up was doomed to die. There weren’t any positive gay stories and it’s incredible that has changed.”