WILL YOUNG RELEASES NEW TRACK ‘MIDNIGHT’

WILL YOUNG RELEASES NEW TRACK ‘MIDNIGHT’

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Taken from the award-winning British pop star’s ninth studio album
‘Light It Up’ – out 9 August 2024 (via BMG)
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Photo credit: Jamie Noise | Download hi-res press images HERE

Sold-out 56-date “Light It Up Live Tour 2024” kicks off in September

Multi-award-winning British pop star and actor Will Young has unveiled ‘Midnight’, the second track from his forthcoming album “Light It Up” – listenHERE

One of the more poignant moments on his new album, this wistful electronic-pop number is written by Young with long-time collaborators Jim and Mima Elliot, who worked with him on his defining album “Echoes”.

‘Midnight’ plays out the inner dialogue of a single man in his forties – with a glint of Young’s humour in the tongue-in-cheek lyrics (‘Why does no one tell me they are married?’).

Will Young says: “‘Midnight’ was the last song written for the album and it happened quite unexpectedly. The song draws inspiration from being single in your 40s and how you can still not have your sh*t together! It is deliberately humorous, truthful and open – all set to a fantastic groove.”

He adds: “The video, that I directed in Mexico, is playing on the theme of being single and perhaps ‘othered’ by society. I wanted to be almost a glamorous alien alone in a disco.” Watch the music video HERE.

Will Young’s forthcoming ninth studio album “Light It Up” – out on 9 August via BMG – is his first album of originals in five years. Hailed as his return to “joyous pop”, the 10-track collection also features the ‘80s-inspired single ‘Falling Deep.

Young says: “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. It feels empowering to write songs about what it is to be mid-40s, in a different shape, still frustrated with certain aspects of my life.”

The album 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 Jim and Mima Elliot.

Pre-order “Light It Up” here andvisit the store for bundles and merch.

Photo credit: Jamie Noise | Download artwork 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

To celebrate his forthcoming new album, Will is embarking on his most intimate tour yet. The sold-out “Light It Up Live 2024 Tour” is taking shape as an up close and personal evening of acoustic performances of all his hits and new songs, stories and conversation.

He said: “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.”

The extensive UK tour runs from 3 September through to early December 2024, with a handful of new dates just added. Full list of shows is as follows (with any remaining tickets available here);

3 September                      Southend Palace Theatre (SOLD OUT)

4 September                      Hayes Beck Theatre (SOLD OUT)

5 September                      Reading Concert Hall (SOLD OUT)

7 September                      Barrow-in-Furness – The Forum (SOLD OUT)

8 September                      York Opera House

10 September                    Bridlington Spa Theatre

11 September                    Ilkley Kings Hall

12 September                    Stamford Corn Exchange (SOLD OUT)

14 September                    Wolverhampton – The Wulfrun (SOLD OUT)

15 September                    Leicester – The Y Theatre (SOLD OUT)

16 September                    Shrewsbury Theatre Severn (SOLD OUT)

18 September                    Northampton Royal & Derngate Theatre (SOLD OUT)

20 September                    Isle Of Wight – Shanklin Theatre (SOLD OUT)

28 September                    Ayr Gaiety Theatre

29 September                    Inverness Eden Court

1 October                            Dundee Gardyne Theatre (SOLD OUT)

2 October                            Aberdeen Tivoli Theatre (SOLD OUT)

4 October                            Edinburgh Queens Hall (SOLD OUT)

5 October                            Glasgow Clyde Rooms (SOLD OUT)

6 October                            Gateshead – The Glasshouse Sage 2 (SOLD OUT)

8 October                            Sunderland Fire Station (SOLD OUT)

9 October                            New Brighton Floral Pavilion (SOLD OUT)

10 October                          Crewe Lyceum (SOLD OUT)

12 October                          Scarborough Spa Theatre

13 October                          Chester Storyhouse (SOLD OUT)

15 October                          Sheffield Memorial Hall (SOLD OUT)

16 October                          Lincoln Theatre Royal (SOLD OUT)

17 October                          Leeds City Varieties

19 October                          Aberystwyth Arts Centre

20 October                          Manchester RNCM Concert Hall (SOLD OUT)

28 October                          Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Theatre (SOLD OUT)

29 October                          Cambridge Junction (SOLD OUT)

30 October                          Norwich Playhouse (SOLD OUT)

31 October                          Peterborough Key Theatre (SOLD OUT)

2 November                        Bury St Edmunds – The Apex (SOLD OUT)

3 November                        Cardiff Glee Club (SOLD OUT)

5 November                        Gloucester Guildhall (SOLD OUT)

6 November                        Exeter Corn Exchange (SOLD OUT)

7 November                        Barnstaple Queens Theatre

9 November                        Newbury Corn Exchange (SOLD OUT)

10 November                      Poole Lighthouse Theatre (SOLD OUT)

11 November                      Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre (SOLD OUT)

13 November                      Chelmsford Theatre (SOLD OUT)

14 November                      Worthing Assembly Hall (SOLD OUT)

15 November                      Brighton St George’s Church (SOLD OUT)

17 November                      Cheltenham Town Hall (SOLD OUT)

18 November                      Swindon Wyvern Theatre (SOLD OUT)

19 November                      Bristol St George’s (SOLD OUT)

21 November                      Falmouth Princess Pavilion

25 November                      London Cadogan Hall

26 November                      London Cadogan Hall (SOLD OUT)

27 November                      London Cadogan Hall (SOLD OUT)

29 November                      Gateshead – The Glasshouse Sage 2

1 December                        Manchester RNCM Concert Hall

2 December                        Bristol St George’s

4 December                        Cardiff Glee Club

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