In February, the lead singer of Years & Years, together with DJ Regard, released a dance track about failed love, "Hallucination".
Years & Years is a solo pop band by musician and actor Ollie Alexander, who is no stranger to Lies In a relationship. It was this experience that prompted him to appear on his latest single with DJ Regard, a vibrant club track called "Hallucination," in which the singer cautions from "serial heartbreakers."
"Don't try to impress me, I know you're intending to hurt me again / You look like a vision but now I'm beginnin' to see through the haze / Don't be so fake, oh, oh (Oh) / Your love is a hallucination"
Which translates to:
"Don't try to impress me, I know you're going to hurt me again / You look like a vision, but now I'm starting to see through the haze / Don't be so fake, oh, oh (Oh ) / Your love is a hallucination," Years & Years sings, letting the girl know he's into his games.
"Hallucination" unintentionally extends the lyrical and conceptual world of "Night Call," the Years & Years' last album and the artist's first full-length release since the pop singer transitioned to solo performance. The record, to a large extent, Inspired by The escape from reality inherent in dance music.
"My hidden self manifests itself in this - in the music. I wrote a lot of songs - love songs - where I felt completely trampled, and I just wasn't interested in writing songs like that," Alexander told NPR about the album. "I didn't really fall in love like that anymore, and there were so many expectations that came up in relationships when I met someone who was like - it was like, who am I going to be? Who are you going to be? How are we going to get through this?"
"I really wanted to just play with those expectations and write songs where I was really trying to prioritize, having fun in the studio, just embodying this character who wasn't afraid to be a little bit there."