Years & Years have just released a new music video for their track “Worship” off their album, Communion, and it’s a queer, esoteric and slightly nostalgic romp with enough lens flares to make J.J. Abrams all kinds of jealous.
The video begins with frontman Olly Alexander loitering about a parking lot with what appear to be a group of young hustlers. He then lures a fancy car into a parking garage (or car park, if you prefer), where he performs a seductive dance of sorts for the driver who ends up getting a front-row seat to a show he might not have expected. Alexander’s lads from the intro re-join him for some open-mouthed jaw clenching and dancing that seems both predatory in an animalistic sense and sexually suggestive.
The look of the video seems to channel bits and pieces of 70s, 80s and 90s queer pop culture.
The video was directed by Matt Lambert and choreographed by noted choreographer Ryan Huffington. What resulted is what Alexander described as a “magical queer creative energy.”
Alexander, who is openly gay, has been vocal about wanting to make music and music videos that are blatantly queer. He told Gay Times of this latest endeavor,
“I want to stare down fear and intolerance with the queer eyes in my queer face. I want to try to not be afraid. I know I’ll make mistakes, but I want to keep going.
“I’ve seen the incredible amount of support and love from our fans and I’ve learnt a lot from them. I can only hope that the dialogue continues and we trust each other enough to carry on.”
Watch the video, below.