Will Young’s spent much of the last two decades at the forefront of pop. Having exploded onto the pop scene in 2002, winning the inaugural series of Pop Idol age just 22, he found himself flung to national fame and at the top of the charts. Six albums and two Brit awards later, Will Young has arrived at ‘Lexicon’ – his seventh studio album.
For the first time since 2003’s ‘Friday’s Child’, the album sees contributions from other writers, including the following UMPG songwriters; Eg White who wrote ‘Get Me Dancing’ and ‘I Bet You Call,’ – which Will called a “brilliant pop song”, Danny Shah and Filly who wrote ‘Ground Running’ and Tom Walker, who wrote ‘Faithless Love’ – a booming, soulful ode to moving on from a toxic relationship.
Time, experience, and “doing it for the sheer wonderful joyousness of it” have given Will Young the space to find himself again and to rebuild the parts that were broken. "It's a success story," he says. "That's wonderful, because it's not the success that is on the surface, you know? It's successful like, actually, bloody hell, I managed to do it. And now I'm 40 I've got the rest of my life to just carry on doing it. Where I am is exactly where I'm meant to be. And that's a great thing to feel."