We're all for a bit of mystery returning to the world of pop in a celebrity culture obsessed with tweeting their every movement - and this latest little surprise is one of the very best kind. The are a mysterious electronic pop act who suddenly appeared online earlier this week. But if you listen carefully, that soulful tone singing over the trickling electronics is none other than Will Young. Taking a closer look at The 's Twitter account shows that of the six people they currently follow back, Will Young is one of them. The Pop Idol winner also tweeted the track, with producer Richard X delivering the very best response. Whether Will Young is a permanent member of The , or they are a group of musicians who plan to work with different vocalists remains to be seen. We do know that Will Young himself will be releasing a brand new music very very soon though. I'm really pleased with it. It's coming out soon.
His baseball cap is skewed to one side, making him look like an impish cartoon character. He says he is hungry, and orders, with clear reluctance, a plate of dairy-free porridge. It is 11am. Young has been admirably candid about his mental health issues these past few years, and if he is much improved now and we will come back to this , that is only because he works hard on the business of self-maintenance. The porridge, when it comes, looks thick enough to grout bathroom tiles with. Now 17 years into his career, Will Young is about to release what might be the best album of his career. A few years ago, he had considered himself washed up. In order to do so, he knew he needed new material. So he entered the studio with people he had worked with before, and liked — the producer Richard X, the songwriter Eg White — and the songs kept coming.
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Tim Williams busted into laughter when I mentioned the magic behind his newfound YouTube fame. Williams, 22, and his twin brother, Fred Williams, are hosts of the YouTube channel TwinsthenewTrend, which had , subscribers as I spoke with Tim Williams, who launched the concept last summer. In turn, we feel it through them. He was raised on mostly rap and gospel music, so anything outside those genres feel new to him. Well, at least they used to feel new to him. Since launching his YouTube channel, he and his brother have listened to a wide swath of music, everything from rock classics to country standards to operatic arias to Japanese ditties.
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