One glance at the headline and you could assume that Olly Murs is duetting with Olly Alexander from Years & Years.
Sorry to disappoint you, however. Nothing could be further from the truth; ‘Years & Years’ simply the title of the latest single from Olly’s latest album ’24HRS’.
Olly’s not really fired locally with this latest album project of his. He’s failed to crack the top 50 here with any single from it, including the catchy lead ‘You Don’t Know Love’ (which also bypassed the top ten in his homeland).
The album also hasn’t worked. Yes, it debuted at No.42 on November 21, but it was gone completely from the top 100 just seven days later.
‘Years & Years’ is a co-write with both Wayne Hector and Steve Mac, who have a great hit-writing pedigree, having written tracks like ‘Flying Without Wings’ for Westlife.
The cheeky, larrikin lad is gone for this one; in his place a more serious performer, with a more poignant tale to tell.
And though catchy, it’s unlikely to be the track to rescue the album from chart oblivion.