Album: Palo Santo (2017)


  • Years & Years wrote this song for the Baz Luhrmann-directed short film, The Secret Life Of Flowers. The Moulin Rouge director created the fantastical love story to launch H&M's collection with fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu. Speaking on the collaboration, Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander said:

    "It was a really wonderful experience working with Baz, he's so passionate about every detail, and I was really excited to be part of something so creative. Plus, I've always been a fan of Erdem. The song is about falling head over heels for somebody and it totally up-ends everything you thought you knew about yourself."
  • Olly Alexander said regarding the tune's meaning: "The song is about falling head over heels for somebody and it totally upends everything you thought you knew about yourself."
  • When Olly Alexander wrote the song, he had been single for two years but he drew on the memories of falling in love with Clean Bandit's Neil Amin-Smith, whom he dated for nearly a year in 2015. The singer told The Sun: "Hypnotised is about that initial stage of a relationship. I wanted to write about that feeling of being intoxicated in the romance of it. And I do sometimes wonder if I am ever going to fall in love with someone again."


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