Will Young shares Rankin-directed music video for My Love
12 June 2019
New album Lexicon out June 21st on Cooking Vinyl
UK pop icon Will Young today shares the brand new music video for his recently released single My Love. To follow his previous Rankin-directed video for All The Songs, Young once again teams up with the legendary British photographer and director for a day at the seaside. The video feeds from the dancefloor driven nature of Young’s latest heartbreak banger, the second single to be taken from his long awaited seventh album Lexicon, which is set for release on June 21st.
Beginning as a bass line he and songwriter / producer Jim Eliot were playing around with, My Love emerged as an unexpected disco banger. 'When we were writing, I kept thinking of the chequered floors of a disco. That’s what was in my head. And it’s slightly Jamiroquai, I think', says Young.
The joyfulness around the making of Lexicon lit a real spark of creativity for Young and in some ways the album provides a sense of new beginnings, his first release on the independent label Cooking Vinyl has given Young a sense of liberation and freedom; Lexicon was created partly by reuniting with the team behind his 2011 album Echoes, including producers and songwriters Richard X, Jim Eliot and Mima Stilwell, and also by teaming up with the likes of Eg White (Adele, Florence + The Machine), amazing new talent Boy Matthews (ZAYN, Duke Dumont), Danny Shah (David Guetta, Kylie Minogue) and Tom Walker.
The 40 year old South London local hasn’t spent the time between albums twiddling his thumbs. Young has been working as an active and vocal campaigner for the LGBTQ movement, including the promotion of all inclusive children’s books on Cbeebies, the second season of his hugely popular LGBT podcast Homo Sapiens, that he co-created and co-presents with filmmaker and friend Chris Sweeney is now out and he’s already booked live dates across the summer, playing Tom Kerridge’s Pub In The Park events, a celebration of the best food and music the country has to offer, as well as at Gloucestershire's Party at The Castle and Leicester Racecourse. Will has also confirmed a huge 21 date UK tour, kicking off this October. Starting at Torquay’s Princess Theatre and culminating at Blackpool’s Opera House, and includes London’s historic Eventim Apollo. Tickets are on sale now.
Will Young has spent the last two decades at the forefront of pop after bursting onto the scene in 2002. His expansive career has culminated in four #1 and two #2 chart topping albums, two BRIT Awards and four UK number one singles. His new album Lexicon is out on June 21st via Cooking Vinyl.
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