Will Young Returns With New Song “Daniel”, Announces New Album “Crying On The Bathroom Floor”
- British singer-songwriter Will Young returned with a new song “Daniel” for the first time in two years.
The song was premiered on BBC Radio 2 The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on April 26, 2021.
The track is a cover of British singer Bat for Lashes' 2009 single “Daniel”, which is included on her second studio album “Two Suns”.
He also announced his upcoming eighth studio album “Crying On The Bathroom Floor” will be released on August 6, 2021.
The album comprises of 10-track, featuring covers of beloved music from the likes of Robyn, Sky Ferreira, Solange and MUNA.
Will Young shared on social media, “I've always enjoyed singing other people's songs. There is a liberation to it. It's how I feel when I approach a script. I have reverence for the piece of art and the artist who created it. After 18 years of recording and performing a lot of original material, I loved the idea of creating an album that celebrates some of the modern female artists I so admire in pop. In today's times it's so much easier and accepted to occupy other genders, ideas and explore new avenues. I wanted to understand what it might be like to sing their lyrics; a song about a boy called Daniel; crying on the bathroom floor, feeling like Elizabeth Taylor.”
- He continued, “This is not a covers album as such, well certainly not in the standard way. I wanted to bring songs from female artists who I admire into a new arena. I wanted to work with Richard X again and create a true pop record. It's strange because I feel I have ended up with a piece of work that feels truly me, despite the songs not being written .... by me. I feel connection to the lyrics, and the stories, and the women who wrote them. The songs became my songs, the words my words for all the time I was performing. Now they are there for the next person to interpret and embody.”
Will Young will embark on a mini UK tour in support of the album in September 2021. The tour kicks off at Glee Club, Cardiff on September 1st and will conclude at Glee Club, Birmingham on September 8th.
- source : BBC Radio 2