SONG OF THE WEEK: Crave by Years & Years (week beginning 3 November 2021)


Crave is co-written by lead singer Olly Alexander and is an infectious, dancefloor friendly bop which is the 2nd single from the band’s 3rd album Night Call, to be released 7 January 2022.

  • Read on for reasons including how to see Years and Years in concert next year including at Wembley Arena

It shares a co-writer, Mark Ralph, and producer, DetoNate, with lead track Starstruck, a song of the week for us back in April which was similarly uptempo and later featured Kylie Minogue duetting on a version.

Crave is lyrically darker than usual with Olly confessing: ‘The only thing I crave is the pain from you, I’ll do anything to stay if you want me to.’

Another Kylie Minogue duet, the uptempo and discotastic A Second To Midnight, again an Alexander co-write, will appear on the deluxe version of Kylie’s Disco album as well as an extra track on the 16-song version of Night Call.

Writing on Facebook, Alexander said of the new collection: ‘Night Call has been my escape for the past couple of years, I put all my frustration, loneliness, hope, horniness, grief and optimism into making a really fun record I could dance to, I’m so excited to put this out and share it with you all.’

2021 has already been an eventful year for Alexander starring in 1 of the TV shows of the year, Channel 4’s It’s A Sin.

We last saw Years and Years live in 2018 at Camden Roundhouse and they have recently announced a 7-date UK tour including 1 of their biggest ever London shows at Wembley Arena.

  • Picture by BMG via Facebook courtesy Years and Years Tickets
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