After teaming up with producer Jax Jones to deliver their chart-topping hit 'Play' at the end of last year, Years & Years have now joined forces with MNEK to share a special Valentine's Day treat.
The new single 'Valentino' was originally written by the pair last year, having been performed live a number of times in the last few months, and instead of opting for the same mushy love song, is inspired by the toxic relationships the pair have been involved with in the past.
Speaking about the new collaboration, Olly Alexander of Years & Years said, “Uzo [MNEK] and I were inspired to write a song about the many fuck boys who have done us dirty. I’m lucky to have a friend like Uzo - somebody I talk to when I’m upset about a boy and working together was basically an extension of us hanging out. I’ve known Uzo for a while now and I’m just in awe of his talent. I hope the lyrics connect with people regardless of their sexuality - we all know a Valentino! - but I am so proud of this song for how unashamedly gay it is. Two men singing about a boy is still disappointingly uncommon so it makes me very happy to be putting this song out with MNEK.”
Check out the new video for 'Valentino' in the player below.