Watch Years & Years’ Music Video For New Single “Worship”June 30, 2016
The boys deliver another provocative visual.
Years & Years have debuted the very good music video for their new single.
“Worship”, the eighth and final single to be taken from the trio’s debut LP “Communion”, is accompanied with a dark and interesting visual directed by Matt Lambert.
Lead singer Olly Alexander takes centre stage in the dance-based video – choreographed by Ryan Huffington – that sees him strip off and perform with a number of boys in a gloomy car par.
The video follows suit of “Desire” in telling an intentionally queer story, something which Alexander finds important to do with his platform.
“So, reality check, I make pop music. This is a video for a pop song. However, the visibility of queer people feels more important to me now than ever,” he said of the video.
“I want to stare down fear and intolerance with the queer eyes in my queer face. I want to try to not be afraid. I know I’ll make mistakes, but I want to keep going. I’ve seen the incredible amount of support and love from our fans and I’ve learnt a lot from them. I can only hope that the dialogue continues and we trust each other enough to carry on. To keep making people sit up and think, to start the conversations that tackle identity, gender, gayness, queerness and the inter-sections between them all. I know that I’m not going to be quiet about it.”
Olly also used the band’s Glastonbury slot to celebrate June being LGBT Pride month and gave a heartwarming speech about love, acceptance and the recent tragedy in Orlando.
Watch the video for “Worship” below: