It’s been insane watching the rise of Years & Years. It’s like a alt-pop machine rising up. An android, if you will.
Next month, Boston finally gets a close up of Olly Alexander and this British pop phenom when Years & Years hit The Paradise Rock Club on October 12. We’ve already written about the insane conflicts that fall on that particular date, but allow this new video for the buoyant “All For You”, the latest banger off July’s Palo Santo, to help toss another vote in Alexander’s “show pick” corner.
In fact, let is cast two.
“We have devils and angels inside of us — the person we present to the world and the one we keep to ourselves; performing has always been a way for me to explore that,” Alexander says of the “All For You” video. “In Palo Santo, all your dreams come true and sometimes those dreams are full of monsters. ‘All For You’ is about reflecting on a past relationship and wondering if things were ever really as you thought they were, it’s about how our identities change when we love somebody. I wanted the video to depict personal transformation, from a swan to a witch to an android and back again.”
The video may be locked in, but our selves are anything but.
“The idea that there is a fixed ‘authentic’ you is false to me, we constantly shift and get reshaped by the people who experience us, whether we like it or not,” the man adds. “I hope you like the video, we tried to make something that felt like a true pop video by way of planet Palo Santo, and we wanted to show you how androids are born.”
We hear they especially bloom in Paradise. Or as we call it, the ‘Dise. Full run of Years & Years dates after the video jump. Featured image via High Rise.
YEARS & YEARS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
October 05 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
October 06 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
October 08 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
October 10 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
October 11 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC
October 12 – Paradise– Boston, MA
October 13 – MeTulus – Montreal, QB
October 15 – Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
October 16 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
October 17 – The Truman -– Kansas City, MO
October 19 – Canton Hall -– Dallas, TX
October 20 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
October 22 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
October 23 – Union Event Center – Salt Lake City, UT
October 25 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
October 26 – Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
October 28 -– Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
October 29 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
October 30 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA