Regard Releases New Song “Hallucination” featuring Years & Years
- Kosovo-Albanian DJ Dardan Aliu, aka Regard recruited British singer-songwriter Olly Alexander's solo project Years & Years for a new song “Hallucination”.
Regard released the song, following 2021 single “Signals” with Kwabs and “You” with Troye Sivan and Tate McRae.
This marks the first collaboration between Regard and Years & Years.
The song sampled French pop-soul singer Imany's 2016 song “Don't Be So Shy”, which appeared on her sophomore album “The Wrong Kind of War”.
It was written by Regard, Olly Alexander, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Stéfane Goldman, Nadia Mladjao and Joel Little. Produced by Regard.
Olly Alexander said of the song, “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 added, “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.”
- For Years & Years, the song is his first music since the third studio album “Night Call”, which was released back in January.
Also, his album “Night Call” reached No. 1 on the UK Albums chart. It is his first chart number one album since the 2015 debut album “Communion”.
Olly Alexander shared on social media, “i can't believe it 😭 thank you so much 🥺😭😭😭😭 WE DID IT MERMAIDS !!! i actually can't articulate how i feel!! i feel like the luckiest merperson in the world. thank you thank you thank you 🧜🏻♀️”
Photo by Jake Davis
- source : Apple Music