listen to olly alexander's heartbreaking cover of joni mitchell's 'both sides, now'

The Years & Years frontman and actual angel selected the song for CALM's Torch Songs initiative, which aims to prevent male suicide by celebrating the life-affirming power of music.

Years & Years are a dominant presence on UK charts and awards show stages, but the Brit band is familiar even to those who don't know their discography. That's mainly thanks to frontman Olly Alexander, who has been a powerful voice in the ongoing struggle to mainstream conversations around mental health, using his platform and experience to speak out on body image, queer identity, and depression. Alexander has now teamed up with the male suicide prevention charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) for its new Torch Songs initiative, which celebrates the power of music to lift us out of life's dark spots. Alexander's contribution is a heavenly, heartbreaking take on Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides, Now" that people all around the world could probably use at this moment in time.

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