Singing star ready for return to Granite City “I wanted a new sound” Top acts set for festival and free downloads
Peterhead’s Indian Red Lopez.
WHEN he first started out in the music world, his biggest fear was whether he’d be voted through each week in the reality show Pop Idol. But after almost a decade in the music industry, singing sensation Will Young said he still faces challenges pursuing his love for music. As he filmed the video for his new single Jealousy, the singer admitted he had to overcome a fear of heights. “It was fun making the new video, but I’m terrified of heights,” he said. “It was tough as I had to stand about 10 metres off the ground on this plank. “It was so scary. But we got it done and the video looks really good. “I knew I had to overcome my fear and do it.” In December, the Brit-winning star will celebrate a decade of success in the British music industry. And as his new album Echoes, featuring the track Jealousy, comes out later this ON SATURDAY, Aberdeen will see the inaugural T Fest take place in The Tunnels on Carnegies Brae. A new one-day indoor festival, T Fest boasts an impressive line-up of local and national acts, and looks set to be a cracking day for music fans in the Granite City. Headlining are Peterhead’s Indian Red Lopez, who recently wowed crowds at the Wickerman Festival with a selection of tracks from their debut record, Empty Your Lungs and Breathe. The local lads are guaranteed to put on a great show and let the visiting acts know just what Aberdeen’s music scene has to offer. month, Will is due to thrill fans in Aberdeen with a sell-out performance at the Music Hall on November 10. Embracing his big anniversary, a giggling Will, 32, said he couldn’t believe he had been singing for that long. He said: “I can’t believe it has been 10 years. Winning Pop Idol and getting to where I am is what I wanted from the start. “I have done so much over the years. A couple of highlights were singing with Elton John, getting a Brit Award, and doing this new album.” Will said as he looked forward to celebrating his tenth anniversary he felt it was time to try something new, musically. “I’m really excited about my my new album coming out,” said Will. “I have been working on it for five or six years, so it has very much been a musical project, where I have worked with various people. “It has taken me quite a long time, but I’m really happy with it. I think I have developed as a singer and wanted a new sound. “I didn’t want to stay the same as before. “This was a project that I’d wanted to do for so long and it then became reality. “Jealousy is so different to my other songs and it’s been getting a really good reaction, which is great.” Over the past few months Will has been doing a variety of performances including some jazz with a 1950/60s theme. But his main focus has been his new album – which he said was inspired by listening Other local acts playing the Tunnels stage include alt-rock groups Daydream Frenzy and Turning 13, and Talking Sideways, who organised the festival. As well as some sterling local musicians, T Fest also features a host of fantastic indie, rock and pop-punk bands from around Scotland including Make This Relate, A Day Overdue, Tempercalm,
TRACKS: MEMORY: Will sang with Elton. CHAMPION: Will beat Gareth Gates to win Pop Idol in 2001.