WORTH A LOOK?: ****
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.
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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.’
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.