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Years & Years joins Regard on new anthem "Hallucination"

18 February 2022, 15:10 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Regard has unveiled his new dance anthem "Hallucination", which features Years & Years.

"Hallucination" is Years & Years' first outing since last month's Night Call album, and follows Regard's 2021 Kwabs collaboration "Signals".

Years & Years' Olly Alexander says of the collaboration, "I wrote "Hallucination" with Joel Little back in 2019, I was inspired to write it when an ex lover attempted to re-enter my life. Part of me wanted to rekindle the romance but too much had changed and I was left feeling really confused. If I looked at the situation a certain way, the whole thing seemed fake, like it was all just one big illusion. You know after the dust settles and you’re like, was any of that real? That’s what inspired me to write the track, I don’t see it as an anti-love song, it's more just a feeling I wanted to express. I know lots of people have been burnt in relationships so hopefully they’ll relate to the lyrics. I could never find the right home for the song though, so when I heard Regard was into it and down to work on it I was so happy! I love the new sexy trippy life he’s brought to the track."

Regard adds, "I loved working with Years & Years on this new single. Olly’s voice brings the song to life and really captures the idea that the beauty of love is so similar to the fear of hallucinations."

Prior to "Signals", Regard collaborated with Troye Sivan and Tate McRae on "You".

Regard's "Hallucination" single featuring Years & Years is out now on Ministry of Sound.
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