Olly’s been in the studio with some big names.
I think we could all do with some new Years & Years music.
Olly Alexander, lead singer of the British electro-pop trio, is on the cover of BEAT magazine’s spring issue and, as always, gave a frank and funny interview to go with the swoon-worthy pics.
Besides revealing that “Meteorite” and “Take Shelter” are about bottoming (“It was about being ******. It was about a guy ******* you. Which most straight men don’t experience unless they’re being ****** with a strap-on.”), Olly gave some exciting info about the band’s second album.
Olly has written some of the new material with pop’s magical duo Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter (“Slumber Party”, “Hands To Myself”) and Greg Kurstin, who co-wrote the band’s mega-hit “Shine“.
And what does it sound like? “I basically told them, I want to write a Donna Summer song.” Then, as though that reference is not exciting enough, the 26-year-old says: “I want to do Pharrell/Timbaland-era pop.”
So, a disco-flavored “Say It Right” with a hint of The Neptunes’ early work produced by Years & Years? We are definitely not worthy of such music but I am more than ready to hear it.
Olly, Emre and Mikey have been working in the studio together since January so hopefully the wait isn’t too long. C’mon, boys!