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Olly Alexander could never imagine a pop landscape which included queer options

The Years & Years frontman is one of many openly LGBT artists performing now

2018-10-04

Olly Alexander could never imagine a pop landscape that included “queer options”.

The Years & Years frontman is one of the most overtly queer artists out there and is now one of many out artists including the likes of Troye Sivan, MNEK, Hayley Kiyoko and Kim Petras.

But in an interview with the Washington Blade, Olly believes there is a new wave of queer artists and at the “early stages of the queer influx”.

He said: “Well, I think it’s a bit of both. I could never have imagined a pop landscape that included queer options.

“I never could have imagined that would exist when I was a teenager because I had no reference for it, really.

“Now, it does feel like a new wave of queer artists coming through. We’re seeing so many talented artists.

“I’m excited to see what happens next and how all these artists are going to continue to grow and inspire other people.

“I think we’re still in the early stages of the queer influx of artists. Ones who are able to be out in the beginning of their career. So, I’m excited to see how it continues.”