London electro-pop trio Years & Years have just shared new track If You’re Over Me – and this bona fide pop banger is our Hottest Record Of The Week.
The songs follows on from the recently-released Sanctify, which the group dropped back in March.
Speaking about the song in a press release, Olly Alexander said: “This is a song about trying to stay friends with an ex. Spoiler alert – it doesn’t often work.
“In fact, in my experience, the relationship often ends up ruined. If You’re Over Me is about the emotional torture that ensues – meeting up and making out, then breaking up all over again, then making out some more.”
In an interview with DIY last month, Alexander told fans to expect a “petty” and more personal sophomore album.
“Putting yourself in an uncomfortable position – in terms of the creative process – it usually means you’re going to get something worthwhile,” he said.
“I really had to get past the levels of pettiness…. sometimes it made me laugh. I’d be writing a song when I was so angry at my ex boyfriend. I would never want to present this to the world, where I’m just this bitter ex who’s still hung up on him! [But] actually, sometimes we are hung up!
“It’s an ugly, but also truthful and beautiful, side to our humanity. I had to be okay with it.”
Years & Years hit the number one spot in 2015 with their debut album Communion.
The group’s second studio album, Palo Santo, is set to be released on July 6.
Listen to both If You’re Over Me and Sanctify below.