ALBUM REVIEW: Years & Years – Night Call | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 07.01.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forthcoming Years & Years album Night Call is Olly Alexander’s maiden solo project, and first album since his incredible performance in It’s A Sin. Following the arrival of Starstruck earlier this year, Olly recruited Kylie Minogue for a collaborative remix of the single. It sets the tone for an album which explores identity and desire in a much more visceral way than his earlier indie pop albums.

Kylie’s influence is evident throughout, no more so than on new single Crave. It’s a sound which leans heavily into the sort of fizzing, giddy disco pop which has made the Australian so iconic. It’s a marked change from Years & Years’ earlier work, but one that feels necessary given Olly’s recent personal journey.

 

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