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Years & Years Brings Its Offering to the Altar of Gaga, Covers ‘Edge of Glory’

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Lady Gaga’s big gay dance party, a.k.a. Born This Way Reimagined, continues to add covers by LGBTQ+ artists to its roster. This time it’s Olly Alexander doing his take on “Edge of Glory.” The Years & Years version of the song adds some chip-tune glissandos to the affair. It’s not as dramatic a reimagining as Orville Peck’s cover of “Born This Way,” but it still reads as distinctly Olly. Other Born This Way reimagineers include Kylie Minogue and Big Freedia.

Years & Years is the band turned solo project of Alexander. Earlier this year, Y&Y collabed with fellow Born This Way Reimagined cover artiste Kylie Minogue on “Starstruck (Remix),” a track that Vulture editors said was “destined to be a dance-floor anthem once we reach herd immunity.” Alexander also recently starred in the HBO Max series It’s a Sin, about the AIDS epidemic in England. Alexander and Elton John covered “It’s a Sin,” the Pet Shop Boys song which inspired the show’s title, at the 2021 Brit Awards.

Years & Years Does Lady Gaga’s ‘Edge of Glory’