Will Young returns with new single, ‘Falling Deep’

Graham Robson April 18, 2024

Will Young has dropped new track, Falling Deep, which is the euphoric first single taken from his forthcoming ninth studio album, Light It Up, which is out on 9 August.

Channelling the nostalgia of ‘80s pop with a modern, soulful touch, Falling Deep is written and produced by renowned pop hitmakers PhD (who have worked with Kylie), with GRAMMY-winning songwriter David Brook and Fraser Churchill. Falling Deep speaks to the sweet surrender of giving into a new experience, however dangerous or out of control it makes you feel.

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.”

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 Aprilvisit 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.”

The forthcoming album Light It Up is Will Young’s return to “joyous pop”. The 10-track collection sees the 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).

Will 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.”

Pic cred: Jamie Noise