Years & Years share snippet of new single ‘Starstruck’ to mark new TikTok challenge

Years & Years have shared a snippet of their upcoming new single ‘Starstruck’ while launching a new TikTok challenge.

The preview of the track follows on from the recent news that Years & Years will now operate as an Olly Alexander solo project. The frontman’s former bandmates, Emre Türkmen and Mikey Goldsworthy, will still remain close to the band, however.

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‘Starstruck’ was announced last week and is set to be officially released on April 8 to kick off the new era of Years & Years.


In a tweet posted yesterday (March 29), Alexander shared the news that a snippet of ‘Starstruck’ is now available on TikTok for users to make videos with on the social media platform.

The singer also announced the introduction of the ‘Starstruck Challenge’, explaining: “The ‘Starstruck Challenge’ is all about showing your finest post-lockdown glow up that is leaving everyone star-struck because you look so fine.

“So please go and have a listen, make your own video – and [I] can’t wait to see what you come up with.”


🌟 Starstruck 🌟 show off ur finest post-lockdown glow-up to leave everyone #Starstruck 💛

♬ Starstruck – Years & Years

Alexander has already uploaded his take on the ‘Starstruck Challenge’ over on TikTok, which you can see above.


Last week saw Alexander appearing as a guest on Later… with Jools Holland, with the singer duetting with Holland on a cover of Stevie Wonder‘s ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’.