“Losing Myself” peaked at #72 on the UK Singles Chart, which isn’t that spectacular. Given Young’s recent statement about taking a good long break from music after the promotion of Echoes concludes, I’d hate for this to be his last chart showing, but historically speaking, it gets harder and harder to land a #1 record with every subsequent single an artist releases (unless of course you’re Katy Perry). Typically speaking, if your first single off an album goes Top 5, your next few singles are going to fizzle in comparison. That’s just the way it works. By the time the second or third single comes out, most people probably already have the album. That being said, Echoes is an incredibly solid effort on Young’s part and I think there’s quite a few more singleworthy tracks left to release so here’s hoping we get a couple more. If not, I like the idea of a more soul-inspired record from Young. His vocal style is perfect for that genre of music, and a throw back to his debut might be long overdue. As long as he keeps making music I’ll be happy.
Check out Will Young on the web: