Pop Idol winner Will Young is set to donate all the profits from his new single, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ to the Children In Need charity. Will wrote the track himself and it will be the Pop Idol winner’s first self-penned tune since the singles ‘Evergreen/Anything Is Possible’, ‘Light My Fire’ and his new duet with Gareth Gates, a cover of The Beatles’ ‘Long and Winding Road’.
Will’s new single is due for release in November and will be performed by Will at the Children In Need telethon on 15th of November. Will co-wrote the track with songwriters Richard Stannard, who has the Spice Girls listed in his work credits and Julian Gallagher, after telling his label bosses that he didn’t want to release another cover version. Good for him.
Will said “Since Pop Idol I have wanted to spend as much time as possible writing with some great songwriters in the studio. I have chosen to do this single for Children In Need as I know there is a huge demand for it so hopefully I can raise as much money as possible for such a good cause.”And a source close to Will added “He is determined not to be pigeonholed as a karaoke cover version singer and that is why fans have had to wait for this song.”
“It’s a fresh and cool laid back jazzy ballad plus he was adamant that he wanted the money to go to charity. It, hopefully, should raise millions and he wants to give something back to the community.”
S Club 7 were the last band to reach No 1 with a Children In Need single ‘Never Had A Dream Come True’.
‘Don’t Let Me Down’ will come out just six weeks after Will and Gareth’s Beatles duet is released.