Olly Alexander is the calm amidst the chaos in Years & Years‘ new dystopian music video for “Eyes Shut”. Although Alexander is the focus, the viewer can’t help but take notice of the people who walk aimlessly by, lost souls in an unforgiving world. Most objects, and a few peoples’ sanity, have been destroyed and each (including our hero) must find their own way.
Of “Eyes Shut”, Alexander noted that “[t]he song is about self preservation and wanting to hide from disaster. For the video we created a dystopian world and let ourselves loose in it”. The British trio released their debut album – Communion – last July and “Eyes Shut” is the sixth single.
Watch the music video for “Eyes Shut” below.