Will Young signs new record deal and announces his seventh studio album

Will's seventh studio album is a sequel to his fifth record Echoes.

Will Young has announced details of his new album. 

The singer, songwriter and Pop Idol champion has signed with Cooking Vinyl - home to Nina Nesbitt, Lissie, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Passenger - to release Lexicon on June 14, his seventh studio album and first in four years. The album is available to pre-order now on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital download.

Will shared a new image to tease the album captioned with All The Songs, the title of the upcoming record's lead single, available now. The single title was confirmed in a BBC Radio 2 playlist update post shared on their Twitter account.

The 40-year-old will tour the UK to support the album, and has announced a 21-date jaunt set for October 29. Tickets go on sale on Friday March 29 at 9am. Full details of the shows are below.

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The music video (which is a little NSFW!) sees Will dressed as a sailor, cowboy, biker and businessman, acting out various music video scenes before stripping from each outfit and succumbing to the music. The visual was directed by the legendary photographer Rankin.

The Homo Sapiens podcast host has previously said that his new album is a sequel to his critically-acclaimed electronic album Echoes, his fifth record that reached Number 1 in 2011 and spawned the Top 5 single Jealousy. In 2017 Will suggested he might retire from music

Click here to view Will Young's full UK chart history which includes four Number 1 singles and four Number 1 albums.

Will Young's October 2019 tour dates: 

Tuesday 1 - Princess Theatre, Torquay
Wednesday 2 - Pavilions, Plymouth
Friday 4 - Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Saturday 5 - Regent, Ipswich
Sunday 6 - Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Tuesday 8 - St Davids Hall, Cardiff
Wednesday 9 - Brighton Centre, Brighton
Friday 11 - Eventim Apollo, London
Saturday 12 - Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
Monday 14 - New Theatre, Oxford
Tuesday 15 - Guildhall, Portsmouth
Thursday 17 - Liverpool Philharmonic, Liverpool
Friday 18 - Apollo, Manchester
Sunday 20 - Barbican, York
Monday 21 - Bonus Arena, Hull
Tuesday 22 - Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Thursday 24 - City Hall, Sheffield
Friday 25 - Armadillo, Glasgow
Saturday 26 - Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Monday 28 - City Hall, Newcastle
Tuesday 29 - Opera House, Blackpool