YEARS AND YEARS – PALO SANTO

DNA Magazine - - MUSIC REVIEWS - BY MARC AN­DREWS

An aw­ful lotta big money has been thrown at Y&Y’s sopho­more al­bum. The first sin­gle’s video, Sanc­tify, was so bom­bas­tic even Michael Jackson would have gasped. Then Dame Judi Dench was called upon to prof­fer her re­gal tones to this al­bum’s com­pan­ion short film in which our openly gay lead singer, Olly per­formed his non-stop erotic cabaret for The Show­man. Guess we at least know now what Hugh Jack­man does in his spare time! All of which is com­mend­able, but there’s just one de­tail that’s been over­looked. Where are the hooks, catchy bits and awe­some hits? If You’re Over Me is cute, but sub-par. We can but hope the hits flood back once Y&Y re­turn to form and drop their cur­rent grandiose pre­ten­tion, which is a slip­pery slope (just ask Gaga!). More mem­o­rable tunes like King, De­sire and Shine from 2015’s de­but Com­mu­nion, next time please.

WATCH YEARS AND YEARS’ SANC­TIFY.

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