Will Young ready to change sound

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Will Young thinks it was the ''right time'' for him to change his sound and embrace more ''simple synth pop'' elements.

Will Young thinks it was the "right time" for him to change his sound.

The 'Jealousy' singer has changed from a classic pop style to embrace a more synthesiser driven sound reminiscent of the 80s on his new album 'Echoes', and although it was "tricky", he was ready for the change.

He said: "The album refers back to the Pet Shop boys, Communards, that kind of very simple synth pop.

"Changing your sound is a tricky thing to do, but I think it's come about at the right time and from the right place. It's not a massive change, and it's very genuine."

Will, 32, has not done many tracks with other singers in his career so far, but is a fan of Gossip singer Beth Ditto and is disappointed he couldn't get her to appear on a planned track for 'Echoes'.

He added to website DigitalSpy: "There was actually one collaboration that was meant to happen on this album but didn't in the end.

"I'd love to do something with Beth Ditto - that would be so cool! Her EP is so amazing - very Madonna. I don't know why she didn't do a full album!"

'Echoes' is out now.

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