After a decade spent by each other’s side, the members of Years & Years are going their separate ways—but not in the way you think. Years & Years still isn’t going anywhere, but it will continue its musical journey as an Olly Alexander solo project.
According to the official statement released by the band, Mikey Goldsworthy will still be present during live performances, while Emre Türkmen intends to focus on his work as a writer and producer.
“There’s been some changes that we want to fill you in on. This upcoming new album has been an Olly endeavor and we’ve decided that Years & Years will continue as an Olly solo project. The three of us are still good friends,” reads the statement.
Before announcing their separation, Years & Years released two albums as a trio—Communion from 2015 and Palo Santo from 2018. They also topped the charts in the UK with the hit single “King”, and made it to the top 10 with “Shine”, “If You’re Over Me”, and the Jax Jones collaboration “Play”. After deciding to go solo, Alexander is planning to drop new music under the Years & Years moniker later this spring.