In case you enjoy gotten got been waiting years and years to listen to modern tunes from Olly Alexander, then the wait is formally over. On Monday (April 12), Alexander unveiled the song video for “Starstruck,” his first single as a solo artist after reworking the band Years & Years into his enjoy internal most venture.
Filmed within the Resort Cafe Royal ideal outside of London’s current Piccadilly Circus, the fizzy pop track’s song video highlights Alexander’s acting chops as he portrays two very assorted versions of himself chasing every other all by the luxurious institution. In a YouTube afterparty following its originate, Alexander revealed that the visible was filmed ideal per week prior. “It was all very, very rapid,” he stated. “It’s one in every of these movies that I underneath no circumstances anticipated would possibly maybe perchance perchance be love this. It wasn’t love how I to initiating with deliberate it, however I’m so joyful with the blueprint in which it grew to alter into out.”
Speaking about the effervescent single, Alexander stated in a order that or no longer it is about “the frenzy you obtain whenever you’re with somebody you’re in actuality into, it’s about retaining onto a factual feeling and never letting it streak.” He persisted: “Like most of us, I’ve spent the previous year at home, and I wished to electrify something natty sure and enjoyable for folks (and myself) to dance along to. Whatever we’re doing or wherever we’re in existence, I mediate all of us deserve three minutes of interstellar ecstasy.”
Or no longer it is that cosmic sentimentality that impressed Alexander to electrify a TikTok deliver spherical the song, too, asking followers to repeat their “finest put up-lockdown glow up that’s leaving all and sundry starstruck because you inquire of so elegant.” He posted his enjoy seize on the pattern final month, and since then followers enjoy hasty taken on the deliver to blow their enjoy horns their enjoy inventive appears too.
The originate of “Starstruck” comes a month after Years & Years launched a order on-line that contributors Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkmen would possibly maybe perchance perchance be departing from the neighborhood. “This upcoming modern album has been an Olly endeavor and we’ve made up our minds that Years & Years will proceed as an Olly solo venture,” it read. Olly went deeper into the choice to streak solo in an interview with Capital FM final week. “Me, Mikey, and Emre met love 10 years within the past and we’ve been on this band for a decade and in that point we’ve roughly grown apart musically,” he stated. “It was an beautiful thing. We didn’t tumble out. It’s positively assorted, however I’m in actuality angry as smartly to earn my thing this time.”