WILL YOUNG + special guests - Lighthouse Poole, Sunday 10 November

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Lighthouse is delighted to announce multi-award winning pop superstar Will Young is to play the Theatre on Sunday 10 November as part of a 50-date UK tour, the most intimate of his career to date.


Will is showcasing his new album Light it Up, out on 9 August, having last week released the first single from it, Falling Deep.


Channelling the nostalgia of 80s pop with a modern, soulful touch; Falling Deep sits somewhere between The Police and The Weeknd. The song is written and produced by renowned pop hitmakers PhD (who have worked with Kylie), with Grammy-winning songwriter David Brook (OneRepublic and Galantis) and Fraser Churchill (Charlie Puth). Falling Deep speaks to the sweet surrender of giving into a new experience, however dangerous or out of control it makes you feel. It is the perfect introduction to Will’s first album of originals in five years.  


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.


Falling Deep is brought to life by a vibrant music video with nods to the classic, musicals-like chorus line. Directed by Samuel Douek (who has worked with Anne-Marie, Tom Walker and Mabel); it features an ensemble of dancers, all around Will’s age.


“I wanted to work with dancers my age as I think sometimes there can be such a focus on youth in the dance world for all performers, and older performers come with such grace and wisdom. It was a fantastic day working with people my age. We all knew what a Nintendo Gameboy was and I think especially women can be overlooked as they age, so it felt very important to work with men and women for the project.”


The forthcoming album Light It Up is Will Young’s return to joyous pop. The 10-track collection sees him team up with new collaborators, pHD, the Scandinavian pop production/writing duo who have 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 added: “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.”


Tickets available from https://www.lighthousepoole.co.uk


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