Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: Instagram/yearsandyears
Years & Years have dropped a new song called 'It's A Sin' ahead of Olly Alexander's new TV show of the same name, launching on Channel 4 tonight.
The track - a slowed-down cover of the Pet Shop Boys' hit - was released to Spotify and YouTube this morning.
It's A Sin the show - written by Queer As Folk creator Russell T Davies - follows a group of gay men and their friends in 80s London during the HIV/AIDS crisis.
"Our faves the Pet Shop Boys"
In an Instagram statement, Years - also comprised of Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkmen - said: "To celebrate the launch of It’s A Sin tonight, we are excited to share our own version of the song #ItsASin by our faves the @petshopboys.
"A portion of the proceeds for this release will be donated to @georgehousetrust - an important charity that have been providing HIV support, advice and advocacy services to improve health outcomes since 1985. Go check them out and hope u enjoy the song."
In the new show, Olly plays main character Ritchie, an aspiring actor who moves to the English capital for a life of hedonism after a quiet upbringing on the Isle of Wight.
It’s a Sin premiere this Friday 22 January at 9pm on Channel 4. All episodes will be available to watch as a boxset on All4 immediately afterwards.
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