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"Broken hearts only"

It looks like Years & Years and MNEK will be releasing a new collaboration on Valentine’s Day.

Olly Alexander and MNEK shared the same teaser image on their instagram, captioning it: “broken hearts only”

It features Alexander in a bathtub full of balloons while MNEK sits on a pink chair. There’s champagne and rose petals in the bathroom, too. You can see the image below.

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broken hearts only 💔 @mnek 14th Feb ♥️

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MNEK released his debut album ‘Language’ last September while Years & Years’ last release was the brilliant ‘Palo Santo’.

Around the time of the album’s release, Alexander opened up about the double standards between how straight and LGBTQ performers are received.

The frontman said he was criticised for being “too erotic and too saucy” in his performance at the BBC’s Biggest Weekend, during which he wore a green one-piece outfit.

“But it’s no different to Demi Lovato or Stefflon Don or Liam Payne,” he said. “They all simulate sex on stage and they say things in their songs that are erotic, they gyrate and wear revealing outfits. People don’t bat an eyelid, but as soon as I go on stage it’s a case of, ‘Think of the children!”

He added: “I am thinking of the children. Young people need to see a queer person being comfortable in their body.”

Alexander also revealed he had been told not to mention that he was gay when Years & Years got their record deal. He said the incident happened during a media training session when he asked the woman running it what she thought of him being gay.

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