Years & Years’ Olly Alexander: 'It’s so important to talk. The biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK is suicide'

The frontman of Years and Years is getting involved with Torch Songs, a new campaign focused on music as a therapy for depression - something he himself has suffered with

To coincide with International Men’s Day earlier this month, UK charity CALM launched Torch Songs, a campaign celebrating the healing power of music. Championed by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, the concept is simple: bands including The Vaccines and Blaenavon have been asked to cover their own Torch Song, the track that helps lift them out of dark places. Also getting involved is Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander, who’s recorded his version of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now’.

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