Since successful Pop Idol again in 2002, Will Young has launched six studio albums – however you would be extra prone to see him performing on the West End or co-hosting his podcast Homo Sapiens lately.
So, when Will confirmed this week that his seventh album will be out in June, it was positively a welcome shock for his followers.
And, because it seems, it was all a little bit of a shock to Will too.
“It’s sort of the album that I did not assume was going to be,” Will instructed Graham Norton of the brand new file on Graham’s Radio 2 present this morning (March 23). “It wasn’t in my plans – I used to be doing extra appearing and stuff for my podcast and was writing.”
Speaking of the way it all happened within the first place, Will defined that he spent a while within the studio with a few of his previous collaborators, however added that he was solely anticipating to write down one music – which in the end turned out to be new single ‘All The Songs’.
“I acquired in [the studio] with the fellows that I did my music ‘Jealousy‘ with, and that entire file and producer Richard X. I acquired again in with them, only for one music, and I believed, ‘Oh, I’ll simply write one music with them’.
“And then this was the primary music that we wrote for the file. It wasn’t going to be a file. We have been like, ‘Let’s simply see if we are able to do one other file’, after which it occurred.
“Honestly, I am simply so happy with it.”
Having been open about his struggles with anxiety and his mental health up to now, Will Young careworn once more that his “well-being comes earlier than anything”, and defined that one of many causes the album got here collectively so rapidly is that it was so enjoyable to make.
“I believe generally when issues simply really feel proper, they’re fairly – not simple as a result of that simply feels immodest or smug – however easy. That’s the phrase,” he shared.
“It was quite simple, and it was quite a lot of laughing, and my rule is that if it isn’t enjoyable, there is not any level doing it.”
He added: “You’ve acquired to do issues on your personal well-being, and that is what I do. I believe that is why it’s so nice to be coming again with this, as a result of my well-being comes earlier than anything, so I simply set it up so it really works.”
Lexicon can be launched on June 14, whereas Graham Norton’s Radio 2 present airs Saturday mornings from 10am.