Will Young Midnight
Picture credit: Jamie Noise

Will Young has released new track Midnight, the second single from his forthcoming album Light It Up.

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

Midnight plays out the inner dialogue of a single man in his 40s – with a glint of Young’s humour in the tongue-in-cheek lyrics. The singer said: “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.”

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Joyous Pop

The video, that I directed in Mexico,” continued Will, 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.”

Will Young’s forthcoming ninth studio album Light It Up – out on 9 August – 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 said: “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.”

Light It Up  Tracklisting

Falling Deep
Light It Up
Feels Just Like A Win
Me Without You
The Worst
No Man’s Land
Talk About It
Everything But You
I Won’t Let You Down

Will Young video
Picture credit: Jamie Noise

To pre-order Light It Up, click here

To celebrate his forthcoming new album, Will is embarking on his most intimate tour yet. 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 tour runs from 3 September through to early December. For a full list of dates, click here.

Read our Make It Easy On Yourself  Will Young Interview

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