Will Young brand new single: 'Brave Man'
After a year of career highs that have seen him return with a number one album, nationwide tour and four stunning new videos, singer/songwriter Will Young announces today the release of a very special new video for his latest single 'Brave Man', out this December 4th.
Written by Will with collaborators Jim Eliot & Mima Stilwell, 'Brave Man' is the fourth single to be taken from Will's latest critically acclaimed sixth studio album, '85% Proof'. A breath-takingly beautiful ballad that is at once both haunting and powerful, it exhibits both Will's innate talent as a songwriter, as well as his desire to plunge into the depths and complexity of human nature.
To match the song's original tone, Will, the ever outspoken and socially aware artist has chosen to embody a poignancy and deeper meaning of the track by deciding to use the video as a platform to tell the story of a real-life young female-to-male transgender. Directed by long-term collaborator WIZ (Dizzee Rascal, Marilyn Manson, Arctic Monkey's), the film is a chilling real-life portrayal of the isolation and prejudice that accompanies the reality of the LGBT community while also underlining the undeniable resilience and empowerment this group possess.
Speaking on the video, Will says:
"It seems extremely brave to be a man in a woman's body and then decide to do something about this. As I thought more about it I realised that there is often coverage of what it is to be a woman in a man's body but never to my knowledge the documenting of the opposite. Almost a perverted kind of patriarchy.
"In this video we see a man determined to be himself in the face of all adversity from inside and outside. It isn't brave but my god it shows true grit and strength. What a wonderful thing. This video isn't about selling records or my personal benefit. This video is about taking a moment in time to explore a section of society who stand up for themselves. To tell a story and offer a window through music into someone's life. I've never felt so humbled and proud."
'85% Proof' is the sixth album from the multi-million selling Brit Award winning singer-songwriter and represents his most accomplished work to date. Arriving at the top of the charts (making is his fourth No.1 album), '85% Proof' is an eclectic, hugely confident and startlingly human record which continues to cement Will's status as both a national icon and reigning artistic powerhouse.
Along with the success of '85% Proof' Will is about embark on his long-awaited UK 'Love Revolution Tour' – his first nation-wide tour in four years. The 'Love Revolution Tour', will start in York on 29th October and run across the UK & Ireland, finishing in London at the Hammersmith Apollo on 29th November. Tickets are available from: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/will-young-tickets.
'The most deliciously instinctive and relentlessly endearing pop music you'll hear this year…a masterclass in delivering a mature pop record' Clash.
The Love Revolution Tour dates in full:
29-Oct York Barbican SOLD OUT
30-Oct Liverpool Empire SOLD OUT
01-Nov Plymouth Pavilions SOLD OUT
02-Nov Brighton Centre
04-Nov Birmingham Symphony Hall
05-Nov Cambridge Corn Exchange
06-Nov Southend Cliffs Pavilion SOLD OUT
08-Nov Dublin Olympia Theatre
09-Nov Belfast Waterfront
11-Nov Newcastle City Hall SOLD OUT
13-Nov Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
14-Nov Blackpool Opera House
16-Nov Birmingham Symphony Hall
17-Nov Ipswich Regent Theatre SOLD OUT
18-Nov Cardiff St David's Hall SOLD OUT
20-Nov Bristol Colston Hall SOLD OUT
21-Nov Llandudno Venue Cymru
22-Nov Manchester Apollo
24-Nov Oxford New Theatre
25-Nov Swindon Oasis
26-Nov Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
28-Nov Bournemouth BIC
29-Nov London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
£35.00 adv CAMBRIDGE / LLANDUDNO
£50.00 / £45.00 / £35.00 adv LONDON
£45.00 / £35.00 adv ALL OTHER VENUES
Tickets available at:
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