Years & Years spoke to NME backstage at Glastonbury 2022 and instructed us his dream collabs, what it’s prefer to play ‘Evening Name’ reside for followers, and what message he has for followers throughout this “tough” time.
Olly Alexander talked to us proper earlier than acting on the Different Stage on Sunday (June 26). Right now’s present marked his third time taking the stage at Worthy Farm, and his first time taking the stage solo as Years & Years.
“It’s one of the best,” Alexander stated when requested about enjoying new music reside to followers after the pandemic. “It’s so good to be again on the market as a result of it’s such an trade. When you could have an viewers and when you could have individuals watching and listening you trade one thing. It’s very valuable and I’m simply so blissful to be doing it.”
Olly additionally talked about his supreme collaboration. After working with Elton John and Kylie Minogue, he instructed us his subsequent dream collab could be Rihanna. “I simply love Rihanna,” he stated. “He wouldn’t need to do a collaboration along with her?”
The singer additionally instructed us about his appreciation for Kate Bush. “I’ve at all times cherished Kate Bush a lot,” he stated. “We’ve [this current] Kate Bush renaissance, the Kate Bush-assance. Simply listening to her voice and the way magical she is, I believe she actually brings this essence of magic. Individuals actually join that along with her. I simply really feel like she’s launched magic on the earth once more, and I’m identical to ‘thanks, Kate Bush.’
Earlier than heading out, Alexander instructed us the message he’d prefer to share with followers who had been set to observe his Glastonbury set. “I’m simply grateful to be right here initially,” he stated. “I’m so fortunate I get to do that. I get to specific myself once I’m on stage and get to be this model of myself that’s larger than who I’m normally. He’s extra flamboyant and extra on the market but it surely’s an expression of who I’m inside. That’s part of me and I get to do this on stage.”
He added: “I hope folks that come to the present and are available to observe Years & Years, get to get a little bit of that for themselves, [to say] ‘I’m going to be myself, I’m going to be freakier!’ That’s what I hope as a result of life is de facto tough proper now for thus many various individuals and in so many various methods.”
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