Years and Years speak out after record shop appears to label their music ‘gay’

Singer Olly Alexander criticises actions after photo emerges online

Years & Years singer Olly Alexander has spoken out after a picture emerged online appearing to show a record shop labelling his band’s music as “gay”.

A fan of the band posted a photo showing the group’s debut album ‘Communion’ in a store filed under the category ‘Gay’.

The shop in question is unspecified and the authenticity of the image hasn’t been verified. See the picture below.

Frontman Alexander reposted the original tweet and responded to the photo, saying “um ok let’s talk about this”.

He went on to criticise anyone who labels a “sound or style of music as gay”. See his tweets below.




Alexander later poked fun at the picture by saying that he was going to the studio to make “#gaymusic”.

Adam Lambert responded to ask if the song was “gonna be a top or a bottom?”

Years & Years previously shared their pro-LGBT video for ‘Desire’, saying that he “wanted to make a video with some of my queer family”.

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