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Single Review: Will Young – ‘What The World Needs Now Is Love’

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British singer Will Young is still riding the wave of his fourth number #1 album 85% Proof released earlier this year. Young has unveiled what will be the final single which is his rendition of Burt Bacharach’s hit What The World Needs Now Is Love; it will also be used for the WWF’s latest awareness campaign on declining wildlife across the globe.

Will Young - What The World Needs Now Is LoveWhile many will insist that there is nothing quite like the original, Will Young has done wonders with What The World Needs Now Is Love. Young has managed to alter the melody and arrangement to make it his own and successfully separate it from Bacharach’s classic. The control he has over his voice is commendable as he trills out each note, not to mention the emotion he breathes into every moment. The accompanying video supports the new WWF campaign with images and facts relating to the current issues going on with the world’s wildlife.

It’s one thing to be able to sing somebody else’s song, but it’s a different thing to completely make it your own. Both versions of What The World Needs Now Is Love are contrasting but Will Young’s rendition touches the souls of today’s generation. A wonderful tune to add to your playlist, and a suitable track to support such a great cause.