UK pop icon Will Young today shares his new single and accompanying lyric video for ‘Ground Running’, the third track to be lifted from his recently-released seventh studio album Lexicon. The release of ‘Ground Running’ follows a run of live shows across the summer, as well as the previous BBC Radio 2 A-list singles ‘All The Songs’ and ‘My Love’. Tickets for Will’s upcoming 21-date tour of the UK this October are on sale now.
Lexicon is out now and is Will's seventh album to chart at either No.1 or No.2, this one narrowly missing out on the top spot after holding the No.1 midweek chart all week against UK album juggernaut Lewis Capaldi. But Lexicon still took home the gold for No.1 Independent Album, a big statement for an artist who has now found his new home on an independent label for the first time. 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 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.
Watch the lyric video for ‘Ground Running’ - BELOW:
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 been busy playing live dates across the summer, including 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 on 1st October at Torquay’s Princess Theatre and culminating at Blackpool’s Opera House on 29th October. 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 No.1 and three No.2 chart-topping albums, two BRIT Awards and four UK No.1 singles. His new album Lexicon is out now via Cooking Vinyl.
See Will Young live in 2019:
15 September St Albans Verulamium Park - Pub In The Park
1 October Torquay Princess Theatre
2 October Plymouth Pavilions
4 October Birmingham Symphony Hall (SOLD OUT)
5 October Ipswich Regent (SOLD OUT)
6 October Southend Cliffs Pavilion (SOLD OUT)
8 October Cardiff St David’s Hall
9 October Brighton Centre
11 October London Eventim Apollo
12 October Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre (SOLD OUT)
14 October Oxford New Theatre
15 October Portsmouth Guildhall
17 October Liverpool Philharmonic
18 October Manchester Apollo
19 October York Barbican (SOLD OUT)
21 October Hull Bonus Arena
22 October Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
24 October Sheffield City Hall
25 October Glasgow Armadillo
26 October Edinburgh Usher Hall
28 October Newcastle City Hall
29 October Blackpool Opera House