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Will Young to Release new album ‘Crying On The Bathroom Floor’ in August

The album is a collection of covers.

Will Young will release his new album ‘Crying On The Bathroom Floor’ on 6th August via Cooking Vinyl.

The album is a collection of covers, with Young putting his twist on songs from the likes of Bat For Lashes, Cam and Robyn.

“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 Young of his new album.

“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.”

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The album’s first single is ‘Daniel’, a cover of the Bat For Lashes song. The video for the single is directed by Andrew John “W.I.Z.” Whiston (Disclosure, Mika, Kings Of Leon).

Will Young - Crying On The Bathroom Floor
Credit: Cooking Vinyl

The full track listing for the album is:

1.            Daniel (original by  Bat For Lashes)

2.            Crying On The Bathroom Floor (original by MUNA)

3.            Till There’s Nothing Left (original by Cam)

4.            Indestructible (original by Robyn)

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5.            Strong (original by London Grammar)

6.            I Follow Rivers (original by Lykke Li)

7.            Everything Is Embarrassing (original by Sky Ferreira)

8.            Losing You (original by Solange)

9.            Missing (original by Everything But The Girl)

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10.          Elizabeth Taylor (original by Clare Maguire)

‘Crying On The Bathroom Floor’ is the follow-up to Young’s 2019 album ‘Lexicon’. In support of the album, Young will perform a series of intimate live shows in September. The dates are:

Wednesday 1st September – Glee Club, Cardiff

Thursday 2nd September – St Luke’s, Glasgow

Sunday 5th September– City Varieties, Leeds 

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Monday 6th September – Earth, London

Tuesday 7th September – Earth,  London 

Wednesday 8th September – Glee Club, Birmingham 

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