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Olly Alexander: Pop Music Has Gone ‘Back to the Closet’

Olly Alexander, Years & Years frontman.
Ryan Pfluger

“I feel like there’s a level of ‘gay-ness’ that people will accept,” the Years & Years frontman told Gay Times.

Shortly after releasing his sexually liberated video, "Desire," Olly Alexander continues to discuss LGBT representation in music. In an interview with Gay Times, whose cover he just graced, Alexander discusses the progress and digression of pop stars.

"If you look at pop stars through the ages, we've had camp, glam pop stars from the '80s--your George Michaels and what have you--but then people went back to the closet a bit, and became more homogenized and generic."

He continues:

"And even though we have out gay artists now, I don't think they can express themselves and their sexuality in a way a straight person can...I feel like there's a level of 'gay-ness' that people will accept."

Read more over at Gay Times.

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