Broken hearts club

MNEK and Olly Alexander’s anti-Valentine’s Day jam is about “f*ck boys who have done us dirty”

MNEK and Olly Alexander pose in the bathroom

That bathtime really paid off.

After teasing a collaboration on social media, MNEK and Olly Alexander from Years & Years just released their anti-Valentine’s Day jam, “Valentino.”

“Uzo (MNEK) and I were inspired to write a song about the many fuck boys who have done us dirty,” Olly told i-D. “I’m lucky to have a friend like Uzo — somebody I talk to when I’m upset about a boy — and working together was basically an extension of us hanging out. I hope the lyrics connect with people regardless of their sexuality — we all know a Valentino!”

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“Olly texted me a few days ago saying that we need to put Valentino out on Valentine’s Day,” said MNEK. “So of course I said, let’s go!”

“I am so proud of this song for how unashamedly gay it is,” Olly adds. “Two men singing about a boy is still disappointingly uncommon so it makes me very happy to be putting this song out.”


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