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Olly Alexander Makes Us ‘Dizzy’ With Synthpop Flavoured UK Eurovision Entry

Olly Alexander draws influence from the best of British pop past and present for his UK Eurovision Song Contest entry, Dizzy. The track sees him team-up with contemporary hitmaker Danny L Harle for a synth-soaked pop delight that Olly is set to take to the stage in Malmo.

Olly shares: “I wrote the song last summer with Danny L Harle, we started off with the word ‘Dizzy’ because it just popped into my head and I liked it. I was thinking about fun things that could make you dizzy and I remember saying “dizzy from your kisses” so we built the song around that. Danny and I believe music should transport you somewhere magical and we wanted to describe this magical place in the song; a place of beautiful gardens, eternal flowers and time turning endlessly in an ecstatic loop.”

On the construction of the track, Olly notes: “We took the feeling of Dizziness and put that into the production, so there’s a lot of undulating arpeggios,  lilting harmonies, and counter rhythms in the backing vocals.” The songwriter adds that the song drew influence from many UK pop greats: “The song is about feeling such an intense swell of emotion for someone they totally turn your world upside down and inside out, we were inspired by a lot of music we love from the 80’s like Stock Aitken and Waterman, Erasure, Adamski and of course Pet Shop Boys.”

Dizzy has certainly not disappointed and as a UK based site, we feel mighty proud that Olly will be flying the flag for us in Sweden in May.

Read our rundown of Olly Alexander’s best pop moments in our feature: Olly Alexander – King of Eurovision.

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