Years & Years are back with a new song and music video for "Sanctify," which casts frontman Olly Alexander as a collared boy toy. In an interview with Zane Lowe, Alexander explained that the track is about his encounters with straight men.
“I wanted to write a song that was kind of inspired from some experiences I’ve had with guys who identify as straight but I’ve had something a bit more than just a friendship with them," he said on Beats1. "And I was interested in what’s happening in that interaction. Also cause it spoke a bit to my own coming out journey as a gay guy…And then the music side of it…I wanted something that felt like it could be Britney-era ‘Slave 4 U’ meets like Timbaland or Neptunes, just cause that’s my favorite kind of stuff to listen to.”
Watch "Sanctify" below.