Years & Years have released another taste of their upcoming second studio album, Palo Santo.
If You’re Over Me is a certified pop anthem slash break-up banger on which lead singer Olly Alexander proclaims to an ex: “Yesterday you said I’m the one, but now you say you’re done. Stop telling me what I need baby, if you’re over me.”
It’s our favourite track so far from the band’s sophomore record, and we can see it making a sizeable dent in the charts.
Palo Santo – the follow-up to 2015’s Communion – will be released 8 July, and will be accompanied by a short film of a dystopian society populated by androids known as Palo Santo (Spanish for “holy wood”).
It will have 14 tracks in total, including the critically-acclaimed dark-pop track Sanctify, which charted at 25 on the UK Singles Chart last month, and the H&M campaign single, Hypnotized.
Kid Harpoon, Greg Kurstin, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Steve Mac, Jessie Shatkin and Sarah Hudson are among its collaborators.
- All For You
- If You’re Over Me
- Lucky Escape
- Palo Santo
- Here (Interlude)
- Howl (Bonus track)
- Don’t Panic (Bonus track)
- Up In Flames (Bonus track)
The trio also shared the trailer for their short film, which is narrated by the one and only, Dame Judi Dench.
She will also star alongside Olly and Vithaya Pansringarm in the Fred Rowson directed clip.
The premise reads: “Palo Santo has also become a city on a distant planet, on which human beings are a rare commodity, worshipped and idolized by an android society. Olly, along with the final humans, is recruited to perform in a series of bizarre erotic cabarets, for an artificial master known only as The Showman.”
Watch the trailer below: