Years & Years have confirmed their new album ‘Palo Santo’, revealed details about the release and teased both their next single and upcoming short film.
Today (April 26), the band have teased what they say will be the “first official single’ from the album, which will be “revealed very soon”.
A press release says of the album: “On ‘Palo Santo’, Years & Years’ impact on pop feels truly tribal, one in which the minority is always the majority, and everyone is welcome.”
It adds that the band have created “the perfect space in which to tell their most intimate, personal stories; on identity, sexuality, performance, and ultimately, what it means to be human”.
Collaborators on the record include Kid Harpoon, Greg Kurstin, Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter to Steve Mac, Jessie Shatkin and Sarah Hudson
See the album’s artwork below:
Years & Years have also shared a trailer for their upcoming short film, also titled Palo Santo, which is narrated by Dame Judi Dench, directed by Fred Rowson and starring Olly Alexander, Dench and cult Thai actor Vithaya Pansringarm.
The plot 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 beneath:
The ‘Palo Santo’ tracklisting is as follows:
- 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 singer also recently revealed that he was advised to stay in the closet when the band first got signed.