Olly Alexander

Music

an unashamedly gay anti v-day pop bop from olly alexander and mnek

Watch the video for their flamenco-inspired, harmony-laden musical love child ‘Valentino’ here.
Frankie Dunn
2.14.19
News

this picture of two men kissing was deleted by instagram because it violates community guidelines

An image we shared last week from photographer Stella Asia Consonni was promptly deleted by the social media platform. Olly Alexander, Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall and Sink the Pink’s Glyn Fussell all took to Instagram to protest.
Georgie Wright
7.2.18
Think Pieces

when did we start referring to ourselves as queer?

The history of the word queer takes in everything from Oscar Wilde, to the Stonewall Riots, to reality TV.
Yusuf Tamanna
6.19.18
Culture

the complicated politics of the twink

If we really have entered the Age of the Twink, we need to understand the pain the twink body has endured and the pain it helps to perpetuate.
Brian O'Flynn
5.16.18
News

olly alexander to release documentary on gay mental health

The film will be part of the BBC’s Gay Britannia lineup.
André-Naquian Wheeler
4.25.17
News

​converse collect all the cool kids for new chuck taylor film

Winnie Harlow, Vince Staples, Years and Years’ Olly Alexander, Millie Bobby Brown, Yara Shahidi, Rejjie Snow and loads more capture the enduring style of Chuck Taylors in the new campaign.
i-D Staff
3.10.17
Music

listen to olly alexander's heartbreaking cover of joni mitchell's both sides, now

The Years & Years frontman and actual angel selected the song for CALM's Torch Songs initiative, which aims to prevent male suicide by celebrating the life-affirming power of music.
Hannah Ongley
11.22.16
Music

ryan heffington choreographs olly alexander in new years & years video

Directed by Matt Lambert and choreographed by serial Sia collaborator Ryan Heffington, Olly Alexander is super-charged with magical queer energy in the just dropped music video for Worship.
Francesca Dunn
6.30.16
Music

years & years' olly alexander tells glastonbury to “shove a rainbow in fear’s face”

'I'm here, I'm queer and yes, sometimes I am afraid. But I am never ashamed.'
Matthew Whitehouse
6.27.16
News

the creative community respond to the orlando attacks

Miley Cyrus, Solange, Hari Nef, and Dev Hynes speak out following Sunday morning's devastating hate crime at a gay club in Orlando.
Hannah Ongley
6.14.16
Music

could there be a stormzy x years & years collaboration?

A Twitter love-in that started with Adele and Stormzy has ended up with the grime star planning to link up with our favourite pop band.
Ryan White
4.11.16
Music

years & years' olly alexander speaks out about body image issues

In a Facebook live event, the singer shared that he struggled with body image and eating issues from a young age.
Lula Ososki
4.11.16
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