Will Young - "Falling Deep" + Light It Up (Aug 9)

I love it. Nice full production. Nice vocals. Definitely a grower. Love the 80's vibes.
Definitely more on the Keep On tones.

High hopes for this album now!
Oh. More muddy 80s pastiche. I’ll be very happy when trends move on from this

I don’t like it. “:(“. Echoes, Lexicon and Crying were solely Richard X produced but this was done by “PhD”, whoever they are. So maybe this will be more of an 85% Proof.
‘FALLING DEEP’ - Music video premieres 12.00PM today
Taken from the award-winning British pop star’s ninth studio album
“Light It Up” – out on 9 August via BMG
Pre-order HERE

“Light It Up” tour, an intimate evening of music and stories, kicks off in September
General on-sale begins 26 April – info/tickets here

18 April 2024: Multi-award-winning British pop star and actor Will Young is back with a new single today. ‘Falling Deep’ is out now via BMG – listen HERE.

The euphoric track is the first single taken from Will’s forthcoming ninth studio album, “Light It Up”, which is out on 9 August. Pre-order for the album is now available HERE.

To celebrate the new album, Will is embarking on his most intimate tour yet – taking shape as an up, close and personal evening of acoustic performances, stories and conversation. The 50-date UK tour will kick off in September through to November. General on-sale begins on 26 April – visit the website for more details. About the tour, Young says: “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.”

Channeling the nostalgia of 80s pop with a modern, soulful touch; ‘Falling Deep’ sits somewhere between The Police and The Weeknd. The song is written and produced by renowned pop hitmakers PhD (who have worked with Kylie), with GRAMMY-winning songwriter David Brook (OneRepublic & Galantis) and Fraser Churchill (Charlie Puth). ‘Falling Deep’ speaks to the sweet surrender of giving into a new experience, however dangerous or out of control it makes you feel. It is the perfect introduction to Will’s first album of originals in five years.

Will said: “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.”

‘Falling Deep’ is brought to life by a vibrant music video with nods to the classic, musicals-like chorus line. Directed by Samuel Douek (who has worked with Anne-Marie, Tom Walker and Mabel); it features an ensemble of dancers, all around Will’s age. Watch HERE.

He said: “I wanted to work with dancers my age as I think sometimes there can be such a focus on youth in the dance world for all performers, and older performers come with such grace and wisdom. It was a fantastic day working with people my age. We all knew what a Nintendo Gameboy was and I think especially women can be overlooked as they age, so it felt very important to work with men and women for the project”.

The forthcoming album “Light It Up” – out on 9 August – is Will Young’s return to “joyous pop”. The 10-track collection sees the acclaimed singer-songwriter team up with new collaborators, pHD, the Scandinavian pop production/writing duo who has worked with Little Mix. He also reunites with Andy Cato of Groove Armada and long-term writing partners Jim and Mima Elliot (who worked on Will’s defining album, “Echoes”).

He said: “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” 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

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 – Kings Hall, Illkley

12 Sep – Corn Exchange, Stamford

14 Sep – The Wulfrun, Wolverhampton

15 Sep – The Y Theatre, Leicester

16 Sep – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

18 Sep – Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

19 Sep – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

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 Queens Hall, Edinburgh

5 Oct – Clyde Rooms, Glasgow

6 Oct – Sage2, Gateshead

8 Oct – Fire Station, Sunderland

9 Oct – Floral Theatre, New Brighton

10 Oct – Lyceum, Crewe

12 Oct – Spa Theatre, Scarborough

13 Oct – Storyhouse, Chester

15 Oct – Memorial Hall, Sheffield

16 Oct – Theatre Royal, Lincoln

17 Oct – City Varieties, Leeds

19 Oct – Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

20 Oct – RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester

29 Oct – Junction, Cambridge

30 Oct – Playhouse, Norwich

31 Oct – Key Theatre, Peterborough

2 Nov – The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

3 Nov – Glee Club, Cardiff

5 Nov – Guildhall, Gloucester

6 Nov – Corn Exchange, Exeter

7 Nov – Queens Theatre, Barnstaple

9 Nov – Corn Exchange, Newbury

10 Nov – Lighthouse Theatre, 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 – Cheltenham Town Hall

18 Nov – Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

19 Nov – St George’s, Bristol

26 Nov – Cadogan Hall, London


He's really going regional with that tour, huh? I guess it's probably more profitable to do that nowadays than a bunch of larger key city venues but I can't imagine there's a theatre's worth of people interested in him in, like, Crewe or Shrewsbury. But who knows!
He's really going regional with that tour, huh? I guess it's probably more profitable to do that nowadays than a bunch of larger key city venues but I can't imagine there's a theatre's worth of people interested in him in, like, Crewe or Shrewsbury. But who knows!
Oh it'll sell fine. Plenty of Radio 2 listeners in provincial England who wouldn't pay to see him an arena will happily snap up reasonably priced tickets to their local theatre. My parents would probably go if he was going to their town.