Album Review: Will Young – 85% Proof

There is just something about Will Young, whether he be in skin-clad lycra or in brightly-coloured polar neck vests he just oozes sex appeal. And when you think it can’t get any better the ‘Light my Fire’ singer is setting the sound waves ablaze with this his 6th album.

Will Young who was the inaugural winner of Pop Idol back in 2002 has gone from strength to strength. The first single from this new album has a certain old-school pop quality to it which will result in uncontrollable foot-tapping. However as much as I enjoy a good beat I honestly am in awe of the simply stunning track entitled ‘I Don’t need a Lover’ which beautifully showcases his unmistakable falsetto tone.

The album has a very mature, classy sound with a spookiness which seems to reverberate throughout every track. From the choral backing in the opening track, ‘Brave Man’, to the tangible coolness which like air conditioning becomes apparent in ‘Like a River’ the album indicates a new side to our pop prince.

This is most definitely one of my top albums so far of 2015, if you don’t believe me give his new single Love Revolution a listen.


Written by CelebMix