Years & Years is back with “Sanctify,” a new single and music video that focuses on a complicated situation.
In an interview with Nylon, Alexander explained that the track is about the struggles of having a sexual relationship with a man who identifies as straight.
“There’s so much that goes on in an experience like that. On the one hand, the guy is struggling with his sexuality and feeling unable to express himself as anything other than straight while also desiring me,” Alexander, 27, says. “I’m on the other side feeling like both a sinner and saint or a devil and angel, leading this guy down a path of ‘sinfulness’ while, at the same time, helping him explore his sexuality.”
He adds, “I feel like being gay is a blessing. I wanted that to come through in the song.”