The way I ignored all his covers cause the art was so bad, only to listen and confirmed it was what I thought it was: a desperate twink scamming his way onto Years & Years Spotify page for a hot minute to only have the twist to realize IT IS REAL!! It is that bad! Sorry Olly but we’re on different journeys now
I hate how unenthusiastic I've become about him. Their debut is still one of my favorites of the last decade, and I loved how cool it all sounded. I even like the sophomore, although it was clear at that point that Olly's more...flamboyant...tastes were starting to overtake the music. This last album though? It all sounds so, so cheap and bland. The only thing I've genuinely liked since Olly took control are "Crave" and his cover of "Outside".
Like a lot of 90s dance the song itself is completely bulletproof in whatever form it takes, so even if Olly's goat vocal range doesn't have a quarter of the charisma or sexuality of Crystal Waters', I'm still mildly bopping.
(FYI Crystal was the main writer on this so she gets coin from it!)