Years & Years put out a new album today called Palo Santo, and I’m really loving it!
My faves on the album are “Hallelujah”, “Rendezvous”, and “Karma”, which happen to be the more upbeat tunes on the track list. I’ve always loved the ballad-y songs from Years & Years, but this time around I’m digging the danceable melodies.
In celebration of Palo Santo, I’ve decided to feature this fun fan art of lead singer Olly Alexander for this week’s Fan Art Fridays. The watercolor piece is by Viva (@artisqueer) on Instagram. I absolutely love the flower crown look on him. He’s totally working it!
View the original on Instagram and check out Palo Santo on Spotify.
* This post is sponsored by Amy Marie Designs.
Every summer since 2011, thousands gather at Randall’s Island in New York City during the month of June for the Governor’s Ball Music Festival. This year’s music festival headliners include Kanye West, The Strokes, and The Killers. You might be inclined to leave the festival grounds while acts you’re not familiar with are performing, but here are some artists you might want to stick around for June 3rd-5th.
Bonus: Scroll to the end for a cute festival flower crown headband look!
Friday, June 3rd Performers
Big Grams is a collaboration between Big Boi and Phantogram (hence the name Big Grams). Together they produce some funky hip-hop tunes that are sure to get you moving this summer at the Governor’s Ball.
Songs to Listen to: Fell in the Sun, Goldmine Junkie
Years & Years
This British electronica trio consists of keyboard player Olly Alexander, bass guitarist Mikey Goldsworthy, and keyboardist Emre Türkmen. Their debut album Communion was released last summer.
Songs to Listen to: Shine, Real
Christine and the Queens
Born Héloïse Letissier, French singer Christine and the Queens is known for her killer dance moves and no-nonsense feminist attitude. She might sing the English versions of songs from her self-titled album.
Songs to Listen to: Science Fiction, Nuit 17 a 52