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Olly Alexander is working on a new album.

The 33-year-old Years and Years star – who is set to represent the United Kingdom at the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest with his song ‘Dizzy’ – has confirmed he’s in the process of making a follow-up 2022’s ‘Night Call’.

He told the ‘Queer The Music’ podcast: “I’m making a new one which has been fun.

Usually it takes me like four years to make an album which is kind of long. But this time I feel like I’m doing it a bit quicker.

“I’m trying to create stuff that feels really free and not really having too much of an idea what I’m doing, really.

“I’m trying to fall back in love with the process of it.”

The ‘It’s A Sin’ star also revealed that his “sexier” style of music didn’t go down well with record label.

Speaking about 2018’s ‘Palo Santo’ LP, he said: “When we came back with the second album, I was like, ‘I want to be a bit sexier now,’ and things seemed to fall apart really when that happened, with the label.”

‘Night Call’ marked the first solo album by Olly after his Years and Years bandmates, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkmen, quit in 2021.

Olly had walkouts on his ‘Night Call’ tour and said he received backlash for not being “family friendly”.

He previously told Metro’s Guilty Pleasures column: “I am an ‘in your face’ kind of gay because I want to be. That’s always met with a little bit of pearl-clutching, which I love.

“I just did a show in Nottingham, and it was amazing — the audience was out of this world. But it was the only show so far where we had people complain. I know a few of them said it wasn’t ‘family-friendly enough’. There’s never been anything explicit or gratuitous about a Years and Years show, so yeah, I find the reaction to be quite interesting.”

Olly was previously forced to defend his BBC New Year’s Eve concert after it was slammed for being too sexy.

He said: “It’s because I’m gay, but it’s a bit obtuse to put it all down to that, because it’s about more than sexuality, it’s about how we relate to each other.”

Years and Years was originally formed as a five-piece in 2010 before becoming a three-piece.

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