Let It Go (Will Young album)

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Let It Go
Let it go Front Cover.jpg
Studio album by Will Young
Released September 28, 2008 (2008-09-28) (UK)
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre Pop, soul, jazz
Length 48:08
Label 19 Recordings, RCA, Sony BMG
Producer Chris Braide, Ash Howes, Stephen Lipson, Mike Spencer, Richard "Biff" Stannard, Eg White
Will Young chronology
Keep On
(2005)Keep On2005
Let It Go
The Hits
(2009)The Hits2009
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
  4. "Tell Me the Worst"
    Released: 5 July 2009

Let It Go is the fourth album from original Pop Idol winner 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 September 15, 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
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
The Observer 4/5 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
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Changes" Will Young, Francis White Eg White 4:00
2. "Grace" Young, Matt Prime Richard Stannard, Ash Howes, Prime[a] 4:37
3. "Won't Look Down" Young, Patrick Byrne, Karen Poole Mike Spencer 3:47
4. "Tell Me the Worst" Ricky Ross, White Stephen Lipson 3:35
5. "I Won't Give Up" Young, White White, Freemasons 4:01
6. "Disconnected" Young, Byrne, Aret Komlosy, Poole Byrne 3:59
7. "If Love Equals Nothing" Young, Chris Braide, Poole Braide 3:49
8. "Love" Young, Lipson, Poole Lipson 6:32
9. "Simple Philosophy" Young, Byrne, Poole Spencer 4:13
10. "Let It Go" Jeremy Gregory, Poole, White White 3:39
11. "Are You Happy" Young, Byrne, Poole Spencer 2:50
12. "You Don't Know" Young, Samuel Dixon, Sia Furler Dixon 3:15
13. "Free My Mind" Young, Dan Brown, Stew Jackson Robot Club 3:20
  • ^[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. ^ The Observer review
  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. 2007-02-24. Retrieved 2012-02-27.