It may feel like it’s been Years & Years since Olly Alexander released new music, but the 33-year-old singer says you won’t have to wait much longer.
On Wednesday (Feb. 7), Alexander announced his new song “Dizzy” will release on March 1. Not only does “Dizzy” mark the star’s first release under his own name, but it is also set to serve as the U.K.’s official entry in the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest.
In a teaser clip for the song, Alexander — dressed in a matching grey skirt and vest combo — stands atop a skyscraper, lip synching along to his new dance anthem produced by Danny L Harle. “Time is frozen, our memories lost/ So, won’t you make me/ Dizzy from your kisses,” he sings. “Will you take my hand and spin me/ ‘Round and ’round, until the moment never ends?”
Alexander was first announced as the U.K.’s representative for the international competition in December 2023. In a statement released at the time, the It’s a Sin actor said that he still couldn’t quite believe his luck. “As a young boy I always looked forward to this incredible event of unbridled joy, the wonderfully chaotic mix of musical styles, theatrical performances, heartfelt emotion and humour,” he said at the time. “I really can’t believe I’m going to be a part of such a special legacy and fly the flag for the UK in the gayest way possible, it shall be an honour! I’ve wanted to do this for a long time and it feels like the right moment to start releasing music under my own name.”
Earlier this week, more than 1,000 Swedish artists — including Robyn, Fever Ray and First Aid Kit — signed an open letter to the European Broadcasting Union, asking them to exclude Israel from the 2024 competition due to the ongoing war in Gaza. “The Eurovision song contest began as a peace project with the ambition to unite countries and citizens through music,” the letter said. “Allowing Israel’s participation undermines not only the spirit of the competition but the entire public service mission. It also sends the signal that governments can commit war crimes without consequences.”
Check out the official teaser for Olly Alexander’s “Dizzy” below:
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