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Listen to Olly Alexander’s UK Eurovision entry, ‘Dizzy’

The song was written with producer Danny L Harle.

By Will Richards

Olly Alexander
Olly Alexander will fly the flag with Dizzy (Picture: Press)

Olly Alexander has shared his new single ‘Dizzy’, the UK’s entry for Eurovision 2024 – check out the new track below.

Alexander co-wrote the song with Danny L Harle, who recently produced Dua Lipa’s comeback hit ‘Houdini’ alongside Tame Impala leader Kevin Parker.

He will perform it at this year’s contest, taking place on Saturday, May 11 in Malmö, Sweden – the hometown of current winner and Rolling Stone UK cover star Loreen.

Alexander said of the song: “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 the song is about feeling such an intense swell of emotion for someone they totally turn your world upside down and inside out.

“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. 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. We were inspired by a lot of music we love from the 80’s like Erasure, Adamski and of course Pet Shop Boys.”

Alexander also told the BBC that ‘Dizzy’ marks the beginning of releasing music under his own name, adding that he had “wanted to do it for a while” and it “felt like this was the right time to start releasing music under my name”.

It was confirmed last year that the former Years & Years star will represent the UK at this year’s Eurovision and promised that he will “fly the flag in the gayest way possible”.