Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Will Young - Jealousy

Will Young is well known for his polite pop music.  It may not set the music world alight, but, like himself, it's easily likeable.

Jealousy is indicative of the fact that Young is not afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve.  The lyrics are simple yet poignant, underlined by the sexually ambiguous video.  Unrequited love may be a fairly standard theme, but rarely is it stated as plainly and apologetically as here - a similar vein to Who Am I?Yet the production is clearly influenced by the work Young did with Groove Armada last year (the excellent History).  The pop-disco feel is juxtaposed with the gentle, tender vocal - an endearing combination.