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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

New Album Preview - Will Young - 85% Proof

Will Young has dropped his new album 85% Proof and it’s gone straight into No.1…

Well it’s gone to No.1 Official UK Albums Chart, so not here yet in Australia, however its certainly is a great return to the charts for the pop idol. 85% Proof is Will's fourth No 1 album and the sixth studio album from the multi-million selling Brit Award winning singer-songwriter.

The record is an eclectic, hugely confident and startlingly human record that Clash described as 'The most deliciously instinctive and relentlessly endearing pop music you'll hear this year. A masterclass in delivering a mature pop record'. Meanwhile The Sun called the album 'pure class' and The Guardian said it was 'A reminder of how good Young can be.'

85% Proof follows up Will's No 1 album Echoes released in 2011 which has sold over half a million copies. In the intervening years Will moved back to theatre staring as The Emcee in Cabaret (for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award); presented an ITV documentary on surrealist artist Magritte; filtered his passion for politics via blogs for the likes of Huffington Post; wrote a best-selling biography and fronted a campaign for Stonewall. He also started teaching and mentoring other singer-songwriters.

85% Proof has been lead by the A-listed first single Love Revolution and is produced by previous collaborator Jim Eliot (Mikky Ekko, Ellie Goulding), 85% Proof is a creative reflection of Will's extracurricular activities post-Echoes and his most personal/honest songwriting to date. The album is shaping up to be one of his most confident pieces of artistry to date.

Check out the album sampler below and grab your copy on iTunes now..!

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