Pop icon Will Young releases his long awaited seventh album Lexicon on June 14.

Will has spent the last two decades at the forefront of pop after bursting onto the scene in 2002.

The joyfulness around the making of Lexicon lit a real spark of creativity for Young and in some ways the album provides a sense of new beginnings.

His first release on the independent label Cooking Vinyl has given Young a sense of liberation and freedom.

Lexicon was created partly by reuniting with the team behind his 2011 album Echoes, including producers and songwriters Richard X, Jim Eliot and Mima Stilwell, and also by teaming up with the likes of Eg White, amazing new talent Boy Matthews (ZAYN, Duke Dumont), Danny Shah (David Guetta, Kylie Minogue) and Tom Walker.

The 40-year-old South London local hasn’t spent the time between albums twiddling his thumbs.

Young has been working as an active and vocal campaigner for the LGBTQ movement, including the promotion of all-inclusive children’s books on Cbeebies, the second season of his hugely popular LGBT podcast Homo Sapiens is out now and he’s already booked live dates across the summer, playing Tom Kerridge’s Pub In The Park events, a celebration of the best food and music the country has to offer, as well as at Gloucestershire’s Party At The Castle and a show at Leicester Racecourse.

Will also confirms a huge 21-date UK tour, which is stopping in Cardiff’s St David’s Hall on October 8.

For tickets visit stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk.