Watch Years & Years’ fantasy-themed new video for ‘Sweet Talker’
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Watch Years & Years’ fantasy-themed new video for ‘Sweet Talker’

The video was inspired by fantasy and fairy tales

By Elizabeth Aubrey

Olly Alexander of Years & Years
Olly Alexander of Years & Years. CREDIT: Press

Years & Years have shared a fantasy-themed new video for ‘Sweet Talker’ – watch it below.

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The song, which is a collaboration with Galantis, arrived in November and will appear on Years & Years’ upcoming new album, ‘Night Call’.

The group, which now operates as a solo project under Olly Alexander, have followed on from previous releases ‘Crave’, ‘Starstruck‘ and Alexander’s most recent single collaboration, ‘A Second To Midnight‘, with Kylie Minogue.

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Speaking about the new video, its director Sophia Ray said the video was: “inspired by iconic fantasy films like Labyrinth and Gretel and Hansel: a sickly sweet but dark take on a fairytale, where superstar Olly Alexander finds himself trapped in an enchanted castle by a mysteriously sexy beast.

“The concept behind the video takes the Greek mythical tale of King Midas, and turns it on its head, where Olly finds a magic sword in his escape through this castle, that turns anyone he slays into candy. Olly had some amazing references and a real clear aesthetic style when it came to the brief for this video, full of whimsy, fashion and fantasy – it got me excited straight away to start coming up with ideas from his mood boards.

“Olly and I then developed the concept and creative for the video together to really bring it to its full fruition.”

Speaking earlier this year about his new album, Alexander said in a statement: “I was writing from a fantastical space, stuck in the same four walls. I wanted to have as much pleasure as possible in the music.”

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Last month Alexander shared details of a new UK and Irish arena tour next year – see the full list of dates below.

MAY 2022
19 – Brighton, Centre
20 – Bournemouth, International Centre
21 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
26 – London, Wembley Arena
28 – Manchester, AO Arena

JUNE 2022
24 – Dublin, National Museum of Ireland
25 – Glasgow, Bellahouston Park

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