Years & Years – Palo Santo

In anticipation for their upcoming full-length album, Years & Years has just released a new single called “Palo Santo”.

Contrasting the upbeat & pop quality of their last single “If You’re Over Me”, “Palo Santo” creates a darker more haunting mood throughout.

The song starts minimally, with a piano and vocal cuts building an atmosphere around singer Olly Alexander’s signature soulful vocals.

The lyrics feel troubled, like a contemplation trying to map every corner of someone’s soul.

The production is sparse and grows powerfully & gradually so that by the time it breaks into the chorus it feels like the peak of a long-awaited crescendo.

This song was released with a video (below) and as the title track of their upcoming full-length album it sets the tone for what’s to come in an awesome way!


Nathan Irving
Nathan Irving (aka Nate Flaks) is a writer for WFNM & 1/2 of the electronic indie-pop duo Sleeping Lion.