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”, says Will Young of his new album, Crying On The Bathroom Floor, set for release August 6, 2021 via Cooking Vinyl.
“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. 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.”
Crying on the Bathroom Floor follows Will’s 2019 #2 charting album Lexicon (also produced by Richard X), his 11 top ten singles, 4 number one singles and 7 top three albums, with 4 making it to number one.
An activist, author, singer, songwriter, Radio Presenter, DJ and performer, Will recently released To Be A Gay Man through Penguin Books; discussing gay shame, revealing the impact it had on his own life, how he learned to deal with it, and how he can now truthfully say he is gay and happy. The paperback version of the book is due to be released April 29, and is now available to pre-order.
This September, Will embarks on a series of intimate live shows, performing several of the new tracks alongside classic songs acoustically and chatting with audiences across the country. Fans can pre-order the new album now for an exclusive ticket pre-sale next Weds 28 April.