Will Young has shared his new single, “Why Does It Hurt?”, following its first play on Radio 2 this morning (14th April).
The track sees Will embracing his pop side, as a pulsing, disco-tinged dancefloor tearjerker, and is one of two brand new tracks on his upcoming album “20 Years – The Greatest Hits”, released on May 27th.
Will’s twentieth anniversary compilation spans from his Pop Idol winner’s single “Evergreen”, the No.1 hits “Light My Fire” and “Leave Right Now” to “Crying On The Bathroom Floor’s” “Daniel” and two new tracks, “Why Does It Hurt?” and “Breaking Free”.
The deluxe edition is packaged with a bonus disc including performances from live sessions over the years, with renditions of some of his biggest hits and classic covers brought together for the first time, as well as two exclusive demo recordings of “Your Game” and “Jealousy”.
Since winning Pop Idol’s first series in 2002, Will has gone on to become one of the most successful contestants to ever appear on the show, with over 10 million records sold, 8 UK Top 3 albums including his recent 2021 album “Crying On The Bathroom Floor”, and the No.1 best-selling single of the noughties, “Evergreen/Anything Is Possible”.
Pop Idol was broadcast to 10 million viewers when it originally aired, shooting Will to fame and awarding him with a record deal to release his beloved UK Number 1 debut album “From Now On” after receiving a massive 4.6 million votes from the public. The singing competition was one of the first of its kind, and with just two series it cemented its legacy in British pop culture and became an international TV franchise.
Later this year, Will is set to embark on the Will Young – 20 Years Tour 2022. The tour is in celebration of the 20th anniversary of his Pop Idol win, and will see the star perform classics from across his career. Two additional dates were recently added due to overwhelming demand, including an extra date at the iconic London Palladium on Saturday 12th November.
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