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Olly Alexander to Continue Years & Years Band As Solo Project

Years and Years Olly Alexander, Emre Turkmen, and Mikey Goldsworth

While there is a new Years & Years album in the works, it will not be made in the same way as previous projects. According to a new statement by the group, the band is continuing on as a solo project for frontman Olly Alexander.

"Dear Y&Y fans," the band's Instagram account posted. "There's been some changes that we want to fill you in on. This upcoming new album has been an Olly endeavour and we've decided that Years & Years will continue as an Olly solo project."

The group was founded in 2010 in London and originally included Alexander, Mikey Goldsworth, Emre Turkmen, Noel Leeman, and Olivier Subria. As that five-piece ensemble, they released the single "I Wish I Knew." When they released their second single two years later in 2014, Subria and Leeman had left the band. As a three-member band they've released the albums Communion and Palo Santo.

"The three of us are still good friends," they wrote to Instagram. "Mikey will be part of the Y&Y family and play with us live and Emre will focus on being a writer/producer." The three recently recorded a cover of the Pet Shop Boys track "It's a Sin" in celebration of Alexander starring in the HBO Max drama It's a Sin.

"These past twelve months have been crazy for us all and we want to thank you for the love and support you've given us over the years (& years)," they continued. "New Y&Y music will be coming this spring."

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