Let It Go (Will Young album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Let It Go
Let it go Front Cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released28 September 2008 (UK)
GenrePop, soul, jazz
Label19 Recordings, RCA, Sony BMG
ProducerChris Braide, Ash Howes, Stephen Lipson, Mike Spencer, Richard "Biff" Stannard, Eg White
Will Young chronology
Keep On
Let It Go
The Hits
Singles from Let It Go
  1. "Changes"
    Released: 15 September 2008
  2. "Grace"
    Released: 22 December 2008
  3. "Let It Go"
    Released: 2 March 2009

Let It Go is the fourth album by pop singer Will Young. The album was released on 29 September 2008. It is Will Young's first album in 3 years, since the release of Keep On in late 2005. The album has now sold over 400,000 copies certified platinum.

The first single released from the album was "Changes", which was released on 15 September 2008 in the UK, and peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart. The second single lifted was "Grace", and despite heavy airplay on music stations and TV music channels, the single only managed to peak at number 33, Will's lowest peak position for a single at the time. "Let It Go" was the third single lifted from the album, released on 2 March 2009 only in the UK, and failed to impact the UK Top 40, peaking at number 58, surpassing "Grace" as his lowest-charting single ever. The fourth and final single released was "Tell Me The Worst", and it served as a club promotional single.


The first single released from the album was written by Eg White, who previously worked on Will's Number 1 hit "Leave Right Now", and also with popstars such as Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Simon Webbe, Adele and Natalie Imbruglia, and it was recorded between 2007 and 2008 in London, United Kingdom.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
The Observer4/5 stars[2]

'Let It Go' was received extremely well by the respected magazine Observer Music Monthly; garnering four stars, wherein comparisons were drawn between Let It Go and George Michael's Older.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Standard version
1."Changes"Will Young, Francis WhiteEg White4:00
2."Grace"Young, Matt PrimeRichard Stannard, Ash Howes, Prime[a]4:37
3."Won't Look Down"Young, Patrick Byrne, Karen PooleMike Spencer3:47
4."Tell Me the Worst"Ricky Ross, WhiteStephen Lipson3:35
5."I Won't Give Up"Young, WhiteWhite, Freemasons4:01
6."Disconnected"Young, Byrne, Aret Komlosy, PooleByrne3:59
7."If Love Equals Nothing"Young, Chris Braide, PooleBraide3:49
8."Love"Young, Lipson, PooleLipson6:32
9."Simple Philosophy"Young, Byrne, PooleSpencer4:13
10."Let It Go"Jeremy Gregory, Poole, WhiteWhite3:39
11."Are You Happy"Young, Byrne, PooleSpencer2:50
12."You Don't Know"Young, Samuel Dixon, Sia FurlerDixon3:15
13."Free My Mind"Young, Dan Brown, Stew JacksonRobot Club3:20
  • ^[a] signifies a vocal producer

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Certification Sales
UK Albums Chart 2
Irish Albums Chart 12

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Position
UK Year-End Albums[4] 30

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chisling, Matthew. "Review: Let It Go". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 March 2010.
  2. ^ Flynn, Paul (14 September 2008). "CD: Pop review: Will Young, Let it Go" – via www.theguardian.com.
  3. ^ Flynn, Paul (14 September 2008). "Pop review: Will Young, Let it Go". The Guardian. London.
  4. ^ "Radio 1 – Chart – The Official UK Top 40 Albums Chart". BBC. 24 February 2007. Retrieved 27 February 2012.