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Will Young Readies New Album ‘Light It Up’, Releases Eighties Flavoured ‘Falling Deep’

Will Young returns with Falling Deep, a delicious earworm that sees the British pop icon navigate into euphoric synth-based ground. Housed on upcoming LP Light It Up, Will took to the studio with Scandi production/writing duo pHD, as well as Andy Cato of Groove Armada and long-term writing partners Jim and Mima Elliot (who helped shape Will’s triumphant Echoes album back in 2011) on the upcoming album.

Describing the sound of Falling Deep, the musician shares: “I’m remembering my roots of pop and completely welcoming it. The song immediately made my mind go to the late 70s and early 80s. I wanted the fun and nostalgia of that time but to modernise it, and I’m so proud of the result.” Undoubtedly a good move as we would say this is Will’s best track since 2019’s All the Songs from his Lexicon album.

Will hits the road throughout autumn to promote the new album, taking to the stage in a vast number of intimate venues. The Jealousy hitmaker notes: “I’m very excited to be going to a lot of places I haven’t been. I wanted to go to smaller venues so I could properly get around the country rather than just playing the big cities.” You can see the full list of venues after the jump.

Will describes the new music as unashamedly pop, a creative direction that we are sure Will’s fans and listeners will truly appreciate: “I think for me it was about finally feeling more content and being able to go back to embracing joyous unashamed pop music. I really hope this is the go-to pop album for a dance, for a cry and for a celebration. I know I do all three with it.”

Light It Up arrives August 9th via BMG. Pre order here.

“Light It Up” album tracklisting

  1. Falling Deep
  2. Light It Up
  3. Feels Just Like A Win
  4. Midnight
  5. Me Without You
  6. The Worst
  7. No Man’s Land
  8. Talk About It
  9. Everything But You
  10. I Won’t Let You Down

“Light It Up” Tour 2024Tickets
3 Sep – Palace Theatre, Southend
4 Sep – Beck Theatre, Hayes
5 Sep – Concert Hall, Reading
7 Sep – The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness
8 Sep – Opera House, York
10 Sep – Spa Theatre, Bridlington
11 Sep – King’s Hall, Ilkley
12 Sep – Corn Exchange, Stamford
14 Sep – University of Wolverhampton at The Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
15 Sep – The Y Theatre, Leicester
16 Sep – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
18 Sep – Royal & Derngate, Northampton
20 Sep – Shanklin Theatre, Isle of Wight
28 Sep – Gaiety Theatre, Ayr
29 Sep – Eden Court, Inverness
1 Oct – Gardyne Theatre, Dundee
2 Oct – Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen
4 Oct – The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
5 Oct – Clyde Rooms, Glasgow
6 Oct – The Glasshouse International Centre for Music, Sage2, Gateshead
8 Oct – Fire Station, Sunderland 
9 Oct – Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton
10 Oct – Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
12 Oct – Spa Theatre, Scarborough
13 Oct – Storyhouse, Chester
15 Oct – Memorial Hall, Sheffield
16 Oct – New Theatre Royal, Lincoln
17 Oct – City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds
19 Oct – Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
20 Oct – RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester
28 Oct – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
29 Oct – Junction, Cambridge
30 Oct – Playhouse, Norwich
31 Oct – Key Theatre, Peterborough
2 Nov – The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
3 Nov – The Glee Club, Cardiff
5 Nov – Guildhall, Gloucester
6 Nov – Corn Exchange, Exeter
7 Nov – Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple
9 Nov – Corn Exchange, Newbury
10 Nov – Lighthouse, Poole
11 Nov – Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
13 Nov – Chelmsford Theatre
14 Nov – Assembly Hall, Worthing
15 Nov – St George’s Church, Brighton
17 Nov – Town Hall, Cheltenham
18 Nov – Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
19 Nov – St George’s, Bristol
26 Nov – Cadogan Hall, London

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