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YEARS & YEARS Announce ‘Palo Santo’ Short Film Premiere

Years & Years are teasing the fans ahead of the release of their new album, Palo Santo, with a secret screening of their short film with the same name.

Years & Years have announced details of the world premiere of their Palo Santo short film, which will take place at a secret London location this Thursday (June 13th). Tickets for the film are available when pre-ordering the album at

Directed by Fred Rowson and starring Olly Alexander, Dame Judi Dench, Ben Wishaw and cult Thai actor Vithaya Pansringarm, this bold new short film digs deeper into the unique world of Years & Years’ second album, Palo Santo. The record takes its name from a sacred wood, but in this densely woven fictional backstory, Palo Santo has become a city on a distant planet; one where human beings are a rare commodity, worshipped and idolized by an android society. Olly, along with the final humans, is recruited to perform in a series of bizarre erotic cabarets, for an artificial master known only as The Showman. Introduced in the videos to Sanctify and If You’re Over Me, the Palo Santo short film also acts as a reunion of sorts for Olly, Judi and Ben, who all starred in a London production of John Logan’s play Peter & Alice back in 2013.

The band’s new album Palo Santo is set for release on July 6th via Polydor Records.